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Social & Human Services

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Society of the Compass Honorees

Two SAHS students, Dina Giddens (left) and Heidi Anderson (right) were selected for this prestigious award. 

This five semester program prepares students to work in the human services professions including social work, mental health, addictions and developmental disabilities.  The curriculum provides students with classroom instruction and practical skills necessary to become effective helpers. The program stresses important knowledge, skills and characteristics graduates need to be effective helpers in this profession. Students participate in practicum experiences in a variety of human services settings.

Important Dates & Announcements

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Information Sessions for Spring Semester 2018:

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5-7pm, Location: TBA
Monday, February 26, 2018, 12-2pm, Location: TBA
Friday, March 30, 2018, 9-11am, Location: TBA

Late arrivals will not be admitted.  

Prior to attending an Information session, students must review: SAHS Professional Expectations & Commitment



Students completing SAHS 1114: Introduction to Addiction Studies meets the 40 hour education requirement for Phase I of the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP).  SAHS 2114: CDCA Phase II meets the OCDP requirement for the CDCA Phase II

Graduates who have earned an Associate of Applied Science in Social & Human Services are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Registration as a Social Worker Assistant with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. Graduates also meet the degree requirement for the License Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II)

Practicum Experiences

This program includes two semesters, or 420 hours of hands-on, supervised practicum/internships experience under the direct supervision of professionals in local agencies.

Students must complete the Practicum Admission Process in order to be assigned a practicum experience.

Spring 2018 Practicum Applications
Applications available: October 23, 2017
Due to Practicum Coordinator: October 27, 2017

Summer 2018 Practicum Applications
Applications available: March 12, 2018
Due to Practicum Coordinator: March 16th


*Applications will be located in the lobby of Union Hall, 2nd floor

Mandatory Program Information Sessions

Information sessions are held each semester; to include at least one during the day and one in the evening.  This session is mandatory for students to attend prior to or when attending the first SAHS Introductory course.