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Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Human Services Technology is offered at the Ashtabula and Salem campuses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of human services agencies, and includes applied courses in human services and joint university-agency supervised internships. The core courses provide a solid foundation in case management and client advocacy; however, the program does not prepare students for Licensed Social Worker (LSW) licensure. Successful graduates may be able to apply for Social Work Assistant Registration through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Detailed information and admission requirements can be obtained from the Kent State University Ashtabula or Salem campuses. Students may also be eligible to apply for the entry level licensure process in chemical dependency counseling through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board.

The coursework in the associate degree articulates fully to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services Technology Option.Entrance into the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Human Services Technology option, at Kent is selective. To be considered for admission, students must meet all professional requirements, and have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services Technology degree requirements. Additional requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for the following courses: ENG 11011 and 21011, HDFS 14027 or HST 11000, HDFS 24011 and 24012, PSYC 11762, SOC 12050. Students must also attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in HDFS 14027/HST 11000, HDFS 24011 and 24012. For more information about the Kent State baccalaureate program, contact your advisor.

Career Opportunities

Social and human service assistants held about 339,000 jobs in 2006. Over 60 percent were employed in the health care and social assistance industries. Nearly 3 in 10 were employed by State and local governments, primarily in public welfare agencies and facilities for mentally disabled and developmentally challenged individuals.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 64 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.500 major GPA.