Since 1967, we've trained over 1,700 qualified human service professionals now working in the fields of social services, mental health, chemical dependency treatment, gerontology, corrections, and developmental disabilities. Students also have the option to transfer to a four year university or college.
Mental Health and Addiction Services graduates work directly with diverse groups of clientele and consumers in a wide variety of human service and addiction treatment agencies. The associate courses of study can be completed on a full-time basis (5 semesters) or part-time with day and evening options available. The associate practicum (internship) portion of the curriculum provides 420 hours of supervised experience in human service agencies, behavioral health centers, schools, correctional facilities, and chemical dependency treatment centers.
Students in thedegree programs meet the academic requirements for application to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCDP) Board as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Preliminary.
While taking MHT 1101, you'll attend our Mental Health and Addiction Services program orientation to learn about program OCD requirements. The Mental Health and Addiction Services programs require a GPA of 2.00 or higher for enrollment in our limited enrollment classes.
Earn CEUs for license renewal: Our department also offers a variety of chemical dependency courses which address the continuing education needs of clinical practitioners. Additionally, some of our courses are included in other Health Sciences academic programs:
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In the Mental Health and Addiction Services department, the Addiction Services degree program prepares entry-level professionals for employment working on an inter-disciplinary team with clinical supervision in chemical dependency treatment settings. Graduates of this program work directly with a diverse group of clients. The program can be taken full-time or part- time. 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. Second-year practicum hours can be submitted toward partial employment requirements of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP). 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 initial faculty advising appointment 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. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.View Full Program Details
This series of courses meets the 180 clock hours of chemical dependency specific education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to apply for chemical dependency licensure. It is for individuals who have previously earned or are in the process of earning at least an Associate degree in behavioral science.View Full Program Details
This one course certificate meets the educational requirements for the CDCA: Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Preliminary. Within this course, the following topics will be discussed: theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs; dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society; knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Students will also develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues and will learn elements of professional/ethical behaviors.View Full Program Details
This one course certificate meets the educational requirements for the CDCA Renewable credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Content includes: addiction and treatment knowledge, individual and group counseling, evaluation, service coordination, documentation and professionalism.View Full Program Details
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