Human and Social Services (HSS)

Description

The Human and Social Services program at Cincinnati State prepares graduates for employment in a variety of human services, social services, and behavioral health settings, including mental health, chemical dependency treatment, corrections, developmental disabilities, and other areas.

Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and are eligible to register as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) through the Ohio Counseling, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board.

The SWA registration process requires earning grades of C or higher in all relevant coursework, including mandatory practicum experience. In addition, those seeking SWA registration must submit an official transcript, complete BCI and FBI background checks, and complete other steps outlined on the Ohio CSWMFT Board website.

Program Code

HSS.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Under direct supervision, provide human, social, and community services that may include:
  • - intake assessment and referral
  • - screening
  • - crisis intervention and resolution
  • - community support
  • - case management and outreach
  • - record keeping
  • - social assessment
  • - assistance in facilitation with groups and families
  • - advocacy
  • - orientation, education, and prevention services

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Social Work Assistant
  • Case Work Aide
  • Social Service Assistant
  • Human Service Assistant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$32,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for social work assistants and related positions are expected to grow by 16 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupation

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Students complete unpaid practicum experiences

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE XXX - First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology ( B) 3 0 3
ADC 100 Drugs in Society ( B) 3 0 3
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 ( B) 2 3 3
Semester 2      
SWK 110 Introduction to Social Work ( B) 3 0 3
ENG XXX - English Composition 2 Elective (G)   3 0 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology ( G) 3 0 3
HSV 110 Introduction to Human Services ( B) 3 0 3
Semester 3      
SWK 200 Social Welfare Policy ( T) 3 0 3
PSY 200 Abnormal Psychology ( T) 3 0 3
HSV 115 Counseling and Interviewing Techniques ( T) 3 0 3
MAT 131 Statistics 1 ( G) 2 2 3
Semester 4      
SWK 205 Case Management for Human Services Professionals ( T) 3 0 3
HSV 210 Treatment Planning and Documentation ( T) 3 0 3
HSV 215 Group Work in Human Services ( T) 4 0 4
HSV 291 Human Services Practicum 1 ( T) 1 10 2
Semester 5      
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication ( G) 3 0 3
PSY XXX - Psychology Elective (T)   3 0 3
HSV 220 Family Theory and Services ( T) 4 0 4
HSV 292 Human Services Practicum 2 ( T) 1 10 2
Total Credits:   57 25 61

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition 2 Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Psychology Elective  
PSY 220 Social Psychology 3
PSY 225 Lifespan Development 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Marianne Niese, MSEd, LPCC-S
(513) 217-3712
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