COTC's Human Service Program provides quality education in this field concerned with social welfare, social problems, family systems and interventions. The program provides a foundation in generalist human services which will prepare students for challenging work in a variety of social service settings. Entry level courses in the helping professions such as psychology, cultural diversity, sociology, social problems, and interpersonal skills will be offered. Speciality classes will include substance abuse, case management, counseling skills, group dynamics, crisis intervention, and gerontology.
The program has been designed to meet the course work standards of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board registry as Social Work Assistant. Graduates will have also met the education requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant and a portion of the education requirements for the Chemical Dependency Counselor I certification through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
Individuals will be provided opportunities for personal and professional growth through knowledge-based learning, experiential processes, community involvement and 420 hours of practical experience under direct supervision of professionals in local agencies. Persons pursuing a career in human services should recognize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, creative, and flexible. Human services professionals must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people and individuals with a wide variety of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, and life situations.
There are a variety of opportunities for individuals in the field of Human Services - Social work assistant, social services technician, assistant counselor, family services worker, case extender, case manager, victim advocate associate, MR/DD adult services worker, gerontology aide, residential treatment facility associate, intake specialist, job coach, income maintenance worker, senior center director, and outreach worker.
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