At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.
Majors & Programs
Human Social Services Tech
What is Human Social Services Tech?
Human social services technology is a field involving people with a wide array of job titles, including human service worker, case management aide, social work assistant, community support worker, mental health aide, community outreach worker, life skill counselor or gerontology aide. Working under the direction of professionals from a variety of fields, the amount of responsibility and supervision varies a great deal.
Human social service workers provide client services to ensure that people in their care reach their maximum level of functioning. They conduct intake, assessment and crisis intervention interviews. They also arrange for transportation and help overcome other barriers. Social and human service assistants monitor and keep case records on clients and report progress to supervisors and other behavioral health professionals.
Human social service workers also play a variety of roles in a community. They may organize and lead group activities, assist clients in need of counseling or crisis intervention, or administer a food bank or emergency fuel program.
People in this field often continue their education to acquire advanced degrees in pursuit of the increased responsibilities, career opportunities and pay of licensed professionals.
To succeed in human social services technology, you must have a strong desire to help others, effective communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to manage time effectively. Since many human social services jobs involve direct contact with people who are vulnerable to exploitation or mistreatment, patience, understanding and trustworthiness are essential.
You have many employment opportunities. A few examples include the following:
- activities coordinator
- substance abuse worker
- community outreach worker
- mental health technician
- group home aide
- program coordinator
- counseling assistant
- intake worker
If you complete your bachelor’s degree, you will have more career choices. Most counseling positions require a master’s degree or better. Many directorship opportunities require a doctorate degree.
Minoring in Human Social Services Tech
Minors do not apply to human social services.
If your major is in a significantly different field of study, you may chose instead to add the gerontology certificate as part of your associate degree program.
For specific details on adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, 513-732-5319.
If you are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.
Minimum Grade: C-
|PSYC1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SW1050||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SACN1000||Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling||3|
|HSST1072||Group and Activitiy Skills for Human Service Professionals||3|
|HSST1041||Motivational Interviewing I||3|
|HSST1073||Case Management with Community Mental Health Organizations||3|
|SW1051||Introduction to Social Welfare||3|
Any QR course in MATH or STAT
|HSST2004||Human Services Seminar I||3|
|HSST2014||Human Services Practicum I||3|
|SOC1001||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|HSST2005||Human Services Seminar II||3|
|HSST2015||Human Services Practicum II||3|
Select any college level course
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their classes.
Freshman Admission Requirements
This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
To transfer to UC, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.
If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin classes in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before classes begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Social Services Tech
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103