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Human and Social Services – Addiction Studies Option Degree

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The Program – Human and Social Services – Addiction Studies

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 work directly with clients in treatment, recovery, and as part of the support team.

Graduates who have successfully completed the program are eligible to apply for the credential for the Social Work Assistant (SWA) via the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT).   The Addiction Studies Option graduates have also completed all of the education requirements for the CDCA Phase I & Phase II, as well as the LCDC II.

Your Degree

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.

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling and interviewing strategies which include 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 in both social work and addiction fields.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in accordance with social work practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology, case management, community resources, addictions theories, and family systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of substance use or the development of addictions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case management and service coordination in prevention, treatment, and the referral process in addictions.
  • Describe various substances, their classification, and long term effects.

Addiction Studies Option

If you are interested in working within the growing field of Addiction Studies this may be the program for you.  Along with the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Human and Social Services, you will receive a Certificate of Addiction Studies.  As stated above, this will allow you to apply for the CDCA Phase I & Phase II, and the LCDC II, through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.  The requirements for the LCDC II includes 2000 work hours of experience in the field of substance use disorders or addictions in order to complete the license.  This can be obtained after graduation in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Manager
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant
  • Family Services Advocate
  • Human Services Employee
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Social Worker Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Specialist

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the American College Test (ACT) with a minimum composite score of 15.
  4. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

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