Human Services Program

Human Services Program

Want to Help Others? Human Services is the Profession for You.

The most rewarding aspect of a career in human services is the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping others & making a difference. Possible careers paths include working with various populations as a social work assistant, chemical dependency counselor assistant, case manager, intake coordinator, group leader, and many others. 

Why choose COTC?

National Accreditation 
  • We are one in four programs in the state of Ohio that are nationally accredited.


  • Offers multiple completion paths (Full-time, part-time and accelerated). 

  • The Human Services program offers all of its courses ONLINE, except for the hands-on skills courses. (HSV-121, HSV-131, HSV-141, Practicum)

  • The hands-on skills courses have an evening option at the Newark campus (except Practicum).

  • The Human Services program can be completed on any of our four campuses.


We offer several transfer agreements with four-year colleges.

License/Credentialing Eligibility

  • Graduates who have successfully completed the program are eligible to apply for registration as a Social Work Assistant (SWA) through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Graduates who have successfully completed the program have fulfilled a portion of the requirements necessary for licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, and  components of the Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II) and prevention Specialist Certification through the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.


Interested in joining a student organization? | Community Outreach Committee

The Community Outreach Committee is mostly made up of a group students studying Human Services at Central Ohio Technical College and Ohio State Newark students studying Social Work who have a desire to help the local community. The group organizes volunteer events, plans fundraisers and helps raise awareness about social issues throughout local social services agencies. Advisor: Jennifer Arny

Human Services Advisory Committee

  • Jean Ollis, Chair, Department of Social Work, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University
  • Phil Casby, Clinical Director, Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program
  • Tonya Lock, Child Support Administrator, Coshocton County Dept. of Job & Family Services
  • Tricia Hufford, Director, New Beginnings Shelter/Alumni
  • Julian King, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licking Co. Probate Court/Alumni
  • Jennifer Seas, Ohio State Newark Faculty, Ohio State Newark Social Work Program
  • Trya Hixon, Clinical Supervisor, Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices
  • Cassandra Oliver, Supervisor, National Youth Advocate Program
  • Krista Crall, Manager, Coshocton County Board of DD
  • Diana Oswalt, Victim Advocate, Knox County Victims Assistance
  • Leslie Ridenbaugh, Director, Ohio Family Counseling and Consultation/Alumni
  • Elizabeth Sutherland, Supervisor, The Main Place
  • April Sharp, Director of Home Services, Licking County Aging Program
  • Rod Cook, Executive Director, American Red Cross East & South Central
  • Scott Boone, Assistant Director, Knox County Job, and Family Services
  • Jennifer Ellis-Brunn, Assistant Director, Licking County Job and Family Services
  • Kristin McCloud, Director, Pathways 211
  • Barbara Buchenroth, Supervisor, Licking County Job, and Family Services
  • Joe Camp, Supervisor, Licking County Juvenile Probation
  • Anna Jeffries, Public Information Officer, Licking County Bd. of Developmental Disabilities
  • Afec Kilinc, Executive Director, The Freedom Center

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