If you have a desire to make a positive impact by helping those who require assistance, a career in Human Service is right for you. Human Service Professionals and Social Work Assistants have specialized training to help individuals and communities facing challenges. They are employed in a wide variety of settings such as community service centers, mental health agencies, addiction centers, correctional facilities, domestic violence shelters, group homes, government agencies, halfway homes, homeless shelters, and activities departments. The curriculum is designed so you will practice and apply what you learn and includes practicum (internship) experiences to prepare you for entering the profession.
Graduates of the program receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Service Technology and meet the educational requirements to pursue a Certificate of Registration as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board and the credential of Human Services-Board Certified Professional (HS-BCP) with the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS).