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Human and Social Services
Associate of Applied Science

Assess client needs; plan and implement direct and indirect services for individuals and families; make referrals and enable linkage to social service agencies; advocate for client rights and services; and provide case management within the context of a multidisciplinary team.

Graduates who have successfully completed the program are eligible to take the exam for the Social Work Assistant (SWA) via the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT).

Associate Degree of Applied Science

Two-year (four semesters) full-time degree schedule; mixture of core social work, psychology, and human services classes, combined with interviewing, substance abuse, counseling, and case management coursework; two ‘‘practicum’’ field placements provide opportunities to apply classroom learning to real work settings within the professional social service community; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.


  • Case Manager

  • Chemical Dependency

  • Counselor Assistant

  • Family Services Advocate

  • Human Services Employee

  • Mental Health Technician

  • Social Worker Assistant

  • Habilitation Specialist

Transfer Options

What am I expected to learn?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling and interviewing strategies which includes the use of active listening skills.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity.

  • Display fundamental knowledge of social work theory and values, ethical guidelines, and legal regulations.

  • Demonstrate professional behavior in accordance with social work practices.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology, case management, community resources, addictions theories, and family systems.

Admission Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable application fee.

  2. Completed Human and Social Service program application form.

  3. American College Test (ACT) scores with a minimum composite score of 15.

  4. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) in Reading and Writing. Reading: a minimum score of 80 or successful completion of 0960 (scores of 0-63) and 0970 (scores of 64-79). Writing: a minimum score of 70 or successful completion of 0980 (scores 18-32) and 0990 (scores 33-69).

  5. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).

Additional Career Track: Certificate in Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies Certificate Fact Sheet | Gainful Employment Disclosure for Addiction Studies Certificate

And if you’re interested in working within the growing field of Addictions Studies providing treatment and recovery programs, community-based programs for adults and juveniles, half-way houses, or other specialty treatment and mental health facilities, MTC’s Addiction Studies Track provides specialized training.

This track consists of the established HSS curriculum plus HSS 2640 Intro to Pharmacology, HSS2660: Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment Modalities, and Assessment), HSS2630 Ethics. These chemical dependency courses also contribute towards becoming a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA), and or as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II) via The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board (OCDP). * Students will need to complete additional work hours after graduation to obtain this credential, as identified via OCDP.

For More Information, Contact:

The Office of Admissions
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302


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1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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