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The Social & Human Services Program offers several certificates programs. These certificates are designed to meet specific training needs for individuals who already have a college degree, but desire additional training to be more equipped to work in specific areas within the human services profession. Acceptance in to any of the certificate programs requires an individual interview with the certificate coordinators.

Plans of Study


Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant

This 5 credit hour certificate includes the 70 contact hours of addictions specific content that are required for the state certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant.  These courses are taken sequentially and meet the CDCA Phase I and Phase II requirements.

Advanced Addiction Studies Certificate

A 29-credit-hour program for students with an associate degree in a behavioral science, bachelor or master’s degree in any field. Completion of this certificate meets the 180 hours of acceptable chemical dependency education hours for CD licensure. Students have two supervised practicum experiences including one with clients who have co-occurring disorders.

The Advanced Addiction Studies Certificate meets the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s chemical dependency specific education licensure requirement. The two semesters of clinical internship also may be used for a portion of the qualifying work experience requirement. Please visit website for details and  specific requirements for licensure.

For more information and to request admission into the Advanced Addictions Studies Certificate,  please contact Dianne Fidelibus at 

Advanced Mental Health Certificate

This 29-credit-hour program is open to students with an associate, bachelor or master’s degree. The curriculum provides courses focused on knowledge and skills necessary to work in the mental health field. Students participate in two practicum experiences in a variety of human service agencies.

Human Services Assistant Certificate (Formerly the Community Habilitation Assistant Certificate)

This is a 16 credit-hour program for students who have a developmental disability.  Course work is adapted to a fifth grade reading level.  The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an assistant in the DD field.  Students participate in two clinical practicum experiences in a variety of human service agencies.  An interview with the program coordinator, Jackie Teny-Miller is required.  Jackie Teny-Miller can be reached at