Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Option

The Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Option of the Human Services program provides students with competencies that enable them to work with people who are chemically dependent. Career opportunities for graduates include employment in a variety of settings ranging from in-patient programs to community-based outpatient and prevention programs. Students in the program can qualify for Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification after taking three credit hours in chemical dependency course work.  Graduates of the program receive a significant number of board recognized hours toward the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDCII) educational requirements and are prepared for the licensure exam for LCDC II administered by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP).

Generalist Option

The Generalist Option of the Human Services program provides students with competencies which enable them to work with a variety of people that have various needs. Career opportunities for graduates are in community-based programs which emphasize practical approaches to problem solving. All graduates of the Human Services program are eligible to receive certification as a Social Work Assistant from the Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board of Ohio.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED highly recommended, but not required.
  • ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.
  • Complete the following in sequence: HS-1101 Foundation of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group WorkHS-1300 Introduction to Human Services and HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices.  (A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course.)

Other Information

  • Human Services students must sign and abide by the Human Services Student Handbook.
  • Complete BCI (background) check prior to enrollment in the HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices practicum course. Log onto: http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/health-careers/background-check-information-bci.html
  • Students in the Human Services Program must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all HS AND general education coursework in order to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Human Services Program.
  • Requirements listed are the same for both Generalist and Alcohol/Chemical Dependency options.
  • Schedule must be approved by HS faculty advisor prior to resignation for second semester and beyond.
  • Non-majors may enroll in HS courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisite requirements.
  • Students re-entering a clinical practicum course after an absence of one year or more from the Human Services Program will be required to complete another BCI. Log onto: http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/health-careers/background-check-information-bci.html.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Ethics/Professionalism.  Conduct oneself in a professional manner and apply sound ethical practices according to the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Maintain any licensure or certification obtained.
  2. Lifelong Learning. Develop and promote healthy practices, self-awareness and self-care, applying this personally, with clients, colleagues and other professionals.
  3. Case Management. Listen, speak and contribute to the quality of life of our clients through comprehensive holistic service delivery according to specific agency policies and procedures.
  4. Documentation. Apply/utilize written and computer skills to maintain appropriate client and agency reports, records and documents, especially the ability to navigate and effectively use Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in a clinical setting.
  5. Communication. Employ and interpret clear, concise and open communication skills including verbal, non-verbal and written communication in a professional manner.
  6. Human Services Concepts. Understand the history, philosophy, theoretical concepts/frameworks and clinical intervention skills related to Human Services professionals.
  7. Human Services Practices. Engage in practices and techniques that encompass group facilitation, psycho-social assessment, behavior change and motivating practices working with diverse client populations.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HS-1101 Foundation of Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Group Work 4
HS-1300 Introduction to Human Services 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology  
Honors General Psychology  
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
HS-1850 Introduction to Human Services Principles and Practices 5
PHIL-1000 Critical Thinking 3
HS-1120 Suicide Prevention & Intervention 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Select one of the following options:  
Option A  
Treatment Modalities and Diversity Issues in Chemical Dependency
and Prevention and Chemical Dependency
 
Option B  
Diagnostic Tools and Legal Considerations  
 Credit Hours13
Third Semester
HS-2600 Systems Approach to Case Management 4
HS-2850 Human Services Principles and Practices I 5
Select one of the following options:  
Option A  
Ethics in Chemical Dependency  
Option B  
Crisis Intervention and Child Abuse Issues
and Family Theory and Services
 
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Speech Communication  
 Credit Hours12
Fourth Semester
BIO-1050 Human Biology 3
BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory 1
HS-2860 Human Services Principles and Practices II 3
HS-2990 Human Services Capstone 2
MATH-1xxx 1 1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 4
Life Span Development  
Honors Life Span Development  
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours54

Options 

(A) Alcohol/Chemical Dependency 

HS-1200Treatment Modalities and Diversity Issues in Chemical Dependency4
HS-1210Prevention and Chemical Dependency2
HS-2200Ethics in Chemical Dependency3
Additional program courses54
Total Credit Hours63

(B) Generalist Option

HS-1110Crisis Intervention and Child Abuse Issues3
HS-1220Diagnostic Tools and Legal Considerations4
HS-2300Family Theory and Services4
Additional program courses54
Total Credit Hours65