Human Services MHT.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 63 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Human Services and Behavioral Health
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is "Human Services"?

The Human Services and Behavioral Health department prepares entry-level human service professionals as members of an inter-disciplinary team under clinical supervision. Duties may include client interviewing, crisis intervention and advocacy, activity therapy, group leadership and case management. The Mental Health Technology degree can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening options available. If enrolled full-time, it is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters. It consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the web page. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as an informational interview during MHT 1101. A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses. The practicum portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written reporting skills.
  • Assess and prioritize client needs.
  • Accurately gather information through clinical interviews and observation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics and patterns contributing to the development of an individual’s current functioning.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and effective self-management.
  • Plan effective intervention strategies.
  • Establish/maintain effective therapeutic relationships.
  • Demonstrate interventions to meet client needs.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical practice with a sensitivity to and respect for cultural, ethnic and life-style diversity.
  • Facilitate group interactions reflecting a knowledge and understanding of group dynamics.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


MHT.AAS and MHTCD.AAS graduates are eligible for registration as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Students completing MHT 1130 [Introduction to Addictive Illness] successfully are eligible to apply for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA Phase I) credential by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Additional Requirements

  • 2.00 or higher GPA
  • Enrollment in MHT 1101
  • Initial advising meeting with HSBH faculty

Additional Information

  • State and federal background check required for participation in practicum (internship) courses.
  • Students with felony backgrounds will not be able to work with certain populations or agencies.
  • Completion of MHT 1130 leads to Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) Phase I credential.
  • Graduation leads to Social Worker Assistant (SWA) credential


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
BIO 1107 Human Biology 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2217 Abnormal Psychology 3
MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health 3
MHT 1130 Introduction to Addictive Illness 3
MHT 1201 Interviewing Skills 3
MHT 1202 Motivational Interviewing 3
MHT 1203 Professional Documentation 2
MHT 2105 Psychosocial Methods 3
MHT 2111 Group Dynamics I 3
MHT 2121 Practicum I 5
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare 2
MHT 2211 Group Dynamics II 3
MHT 2222 Practicum II 5
MHT 2239 Dual Diagnosis 2
MHT 2245 Mental Health & the Family 3
(MAT 1120 OR MAT 1130) 3
SWK 2207 OR SOC 1108 OR SOC 2215 OR PSY 1160 3
COM 2206 OR COM 2211) 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Human Services & Behavioral Health department has been accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education since 1984.

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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.