The Human Services Technology (HST) offers a two-year course of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program offers a generalist approach, which provides knowledge and skills applicable to a diversity of settings (e.g. mental health, social services, corrections, etc.).
Secondly, by supplementing technical training with a broad academic background in the traditional liberal arts areas, students are well prepared to pursue various four-year degree options, some of which can provide the necessary academic background for graduate study in human service-related fields such as counseling or social work
The HST program features includes;
• A curriculum which allows graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications, Criminal Justice, or in Specialized Studies with as few as two additional years of full-time study on the Chillicothe Campus.
• A variety of off-campus educational and training experiences made possible through cooperative arrangements with area human service agencies and programs.
• Small classes which permit individual attention and ample opportunities for contact with the instructional staff.
• Excellent instructors who, in addition, to their academic service, have had many years of professional work experience in the human service field.
• Access to well-equipped computing facility and a superior library that provides extensive audio-visual and on-line resources in addition to traditional printed materials in human service-related areas.
To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or have completed the requirements of the GED. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions office at Ohio University-Chillicothe for further information concerning admission.