Human Services Program

Human Services Program

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.

The Human Services Program at Central Ohio Technical College is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education.

One-Year Certificate Programs

Addiction Studies Certificate

Case Management for the Healthcare and Gerontology Professional Certificate

HumanServices_online.jpgLooking for online courses? We've got it!

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).

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, Behavioral Health Care Partners/Alumni
  • Jennifer Seasl, Ohio State Newark Faculty, Ohio State Newark Social Work Program
  • LaVada Washington, 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
  • Diane Williams, Manager, Coshocton County Board of DD
  • Diana Oswalt, Victim Advocate, Knox County Victims Assistance
  • Leslie Ridenbaugh, Director, Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation/Alumni
  • John Jordan, Alumni
  • Elizabeth Sutherland, Supervisor, The Main Place
  • April Sharp, Director of Home Services, Licking County Aging Program
  • Emilee Waddell, Preventionist, Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
  • 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
  • Scott Gatton, Clinical Coordinator, Behavioral Health Care Partners
  • Walter Zang, Director, Pathways 211
  • Barbara Buchenroth, Supervisor, Licking County Job and Family Services
  • Joe Camp, Supervisor, Licking County Juvenile Probation

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Graduate Testimonials