Want to Help Others? Human Services is the Profession for You.
The most rewarding aspect of a career in human services is the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping others & making a difference. Possible careers paths include working with various populations as a social work assistant, chemical dependency counselor assistant, case manager, intake coordinator, group leader, and many others.
Why choose COTC?
- We are one in four programs in the state of Ohio that are nationally accredited.
Offers multiple completion paths (Full-time, part-time and accelerated).
The Human Services program offers all of its courses ONLINE, except for the hands-on skills courses. (HSV-121, HSV-131, HSV-141, Practicum)
The hands-on skills courses have an evening option at the Newark campus (except Practicum).
The Human Services program can be completed on any of our four campuses.
We offer several transfer agreements with four-year colleges.
- Graduates who have successfully completed the program are eligible to apply for registration as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
- Graduates who have successfully completed the program have fulfilled a portion of the requirements necessary for licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, and components of the Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II) and prevention Specialist Certification through the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
Interested in joining a student organization? | Community Outreach Committee
The Community Outreach Committee is mostly made up of a group students studying
Human Services at Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State Newark students studying Social Work who have a desire to help the local community. The group organizes volunteer events, plans fundraisers and helps raise awareness about social issues throughout local social services agencies. Advisor: Jennifer Arny
Human Services Advisory Committee
- Jean Ollis, Chair, Department of Social Work, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
- Phil Casby, Clinical Director, Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program
- Tonya Lock, Child Support Administrator, Coshocton County Dept. of Job & Family Services
- Tricia Hufford, Director, New Beginnings Shelter/Alumni
- Julian King, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licking Co. Probate Court/Alumni
- Jennifer Seas, Ohio State Newark Faculty, Ohio State Newark Social Work Program
- Trya Hixon, Clinical Supervisor, Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
- Cassandra Oliver, Supervisor, National Youth Advocate Program
- Krista Crall, Manager, Coshocton County Board of DD
- Diana Oswalt, Victim Advocate, Knox County Victims Assistance
- Leslie Ridenbaugh, Director, Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation/Alumni
- Elizabeth Sutherland, Supervisor, The Main Place
- April Sharp, Director of Home Services, Licking County Aging Program
- Rod Cook, Executive Director, American Red Cross East & South Central
- Scott Boone, Assistant Director, Knox County Job, and Family Services
- Jennifer Ellis-Brunn, Assistant Director, Licking County Job and Family Services
Kristin McCloud, Director, Pathways 211
- Barbara Buchenroth, Supervisor, Licking County Job, and Family Services
- Joe Camp, Supervisor, Licking County Juvenile Probation
- Anna Jeffries, Public Information Officer, Licking County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities
- Afec Kilinc, Executive Director, The Freedom Center
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