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 includes working with various populations as a social work assistant,chemical dependency counselor assistant, case manager, intake coordinator, group leader and many others.
Some benefits of COTC’s Human Services program are:
Direct knowledge of social service agencies and skill requirements;
Professional growth and development;
Specialization courses in chemical dependence and/or gerontology;
Opportunity to transfer classroom learning to work experience; and
Potential job placement and/or references
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
Graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of social and human service assistants is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
New One-Year Certificate Programs
Available Autumn Semester 2018 pending Ohio Department of Higher Education approval
Looking for online or evening courses?
We've got it!
The Human Services program offers all of its courses ONLINE, except for the hands-on skills courses. (HSV-120, HSV-131, HSV-141, Practicum)
Effective Autumn 2018, all courses will have an evening option at the Pataskala campus (except Practicum).
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, Kraner Behavioral Health/Alumni
Pauline Stephenson, President, Carol Strawn Center
Penny Carroll, Ohio State Newark Faculty, Ohio State Newark Social Work Program
Trya Hixon, Clinical Supervisor, Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
Cassandra Oliver, Superviosr, National Youth Advocate Program
Diane Williams, Manager, Coshocton County Board of DD
Diana Oswalt, Victim Advocate, Knox County Victims Assistance
Leslie Ridenbaugh, Social Worker, Coshocton Regional Medical Center
John Jordan, Alumni, Central Ohio Technical College, Franklin Co Juvenile Detention Center
Elizabeth Sutherland, Supervisor, The Main Place
Terri Porter, Vice President of Career Services, Licking Knox Goodwill
Dawn Snyder, Case Manager, Salvation Arny Knox County
April Sharp, Director of Home Services, Licking County Aging Program
Emilee Waddell, Preventionist, Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
The Human Services Program at Central Ohio Technical College is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.