Graduates of the Human Services and Behavioral Health program work directly with a diverse group of clients of all ages including:
- individuals with mental and emotional problems
- people in crisis
- persons with alcohol and drug addictions
- homeless families
- children with behavioral problems
- persons with developmental disabilities
- survivors of abuse and domestic violence
- people who are incarcerated
- the elderly
Click on the following Occupational Outlook Handbook web site for an excellent description about: the nature of mental health/human service work, working conditions, employment, job outlook and earnings, related occupations, and additional information.
Basic Facts about the MHT Program
- We began in September 1967 under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as a joint venture between Sinclair Community College and the State of Ohio, Department of Mental Hygiene and Corrections (now ODMH - Ohio Department of Mental Health).
- From their inception, all four community mental health centers in Dayton were staffed, in part, by Sinclair MHT graduates.
- Over 1800 graduates since 1969.
- Currently over seventy five (75) training sites covering a six county area.
- Graduates pursue Bachelor degrees in the fields of social work, human services, rehabilitation counseling, substance abuse counseling, psychology, and nursing.
- Accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.
- Program graduates mirror the national profile for paraprofessional human service and chemical dependency graduates in terms of age and sex distribution, socioeconomic position, and motivation for entering the field.