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The Program – Human and Social Services

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 apply for the credential for the Social Work Assistant (SWA) via the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT).

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.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in accordance with social work practices.

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

Additional Career Track: Certificate in Addiction Studies

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 HSS2640 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. 

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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