Since 1967, we've trained over 1,700 qualified mental health and addiction service professionals now working in the fields of social services, mental health, chemical dependency treatment, gerontology, corrections, and developmental disabilities. Students also have the option to transfer to a four-year university or college.
Mental Health and Addiction Services graduates work directly with diverse groups of clients in a wide variety of mental health and addiction treatment agencies. The associate courses of study can be completed on a full-time basis (5 semesters) or part-time with day and evening options available. The practicum (internship) portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience in mental health treatment agencies, behavioral health centers, schools, correctional facilities, and chemical dependency treatment centers.
Students in thedegree meet the educational requirements for application to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Preliminary. Students completing the Addiction Services degree meet the educational requirements for application to the OCDP Board for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II.
While taking MHT 1101, students complete the Mental Health and Addiction Services program Online Orientation to learn about program requirements. The Mental Health and Addiction Services programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for activation in our degree programs and to register in our limited enrollment classes.
Academic programs that include MHT courses:
Job Market: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook there is a 23% growth rate in mental health and addiction services occupations.
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This series of courses meets the 180 clock hours of chemical dependency specific education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to apply for chemical dependency licensure. It is for individuals who have previously earned or are in the process of earning at least an Associate degree in behavioral science.View Full Program Details
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