The School of Health, Human and Public Services (HHPS) offers majors with several pathways that lead to careers in healthcare, human services, and public services. Our programs provide hands-on application of theory to give students real-world experience to prepare them for success in the workforce. Students have the options of completing a bachelor's degree, associate degrees, and certificates.
As of July 2022, Clark State College has received official approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer an applied baccalaureate degree in Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies. This is the third, 4-year degree added by the College. The BAS-AITS degree is aligned with and builds upon Clark State’s Associate of Applied Science in Addiction and Recovery Services and the Associate of Applied Science in Social Work Technology degrees, as well as short-term certificate programs in related fields. There are also a number of associate degree and certificate programs offered within HHPS.
Prepare for a career in the education with associate degrees in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Teacher Education programs. ECE is a branch of education that focuses on working with birth to eight year old children in an education setting (e.g. childcare center, school, etc.). Students in the ECE program are prepared to work in different education settings and meet the diverse needs of today's children. The Teacher Education program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a teaching career with K-12 students.
For those interested in healthcare, there are numerous associate degree and certificate programs available. There are two "general" associate degree programs with a Healthcare transfer concentration and one "general" associate degree program in Health Sciences. HHPS also has three consortium programs in collaboration with Rhodes State College in the following areas: Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Radiographic Imaging, and Respiratory Care. The general education courses for these three consortium programs are completed at Clark State College and the core program courses are completed at Rhodes State College. There are four Registered Nursing (RN) program tracks offered for students including the following: a traditional RN program, RN (Evening/Weekend), RN (LPN to RN Transition), and RN (Paramedic to RN Transition). There are also other associate degree programs in the following areas: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Medical Assisting (MAS), Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Multi-Skilled Healthcare, Office Administration - Medical Office Administration major, and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). In addition to the associate degree programs, there are a number of certificate programs offered in many of the same areas including the following: Medical Coding, Electrocardiography, Health Information Technology, Multi-Skilled Healthcare, Nurse Aide, Paramedic, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy, and Practical Nursing (PN) - Traditional and Evening/Weekend.
For those interested in human and public services, there are a number of associate and certificate programs. There are two "transfer" associate degree programs - Social Services pathway and Social Work. There are also five other associate degree programs in the following areas that prepare students for careers in social work, mental health counseling, corrections, law enforcement, and other related areas: Addiction and Recovery Services, Criminal Justice Technology (Corrections and Law Enforcement), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Social Services Technology. In addition to these associate degree options, there are several certificate programs for students to choose from in many of the same areas including the following: Basic Peace Officer Academy, Chemical Dependency, Firefighter (I, II, Transition, and Volunteer), Paramedic, Peer Support/Addiction & Recovery, and Peer Recovery Support.
HHPS currently offers two CCP pathways for high school students interested in getting a jumpstart on their education - the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to Paramedic to Nursing and State-tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) to Medical Assisting (MAS) to Nursing. These pathways also allow high schools students to obtain stackable credentials as they seek to a health and public services.
In March 2022, Clark State College is one of five regional training locations selected in Ohio to serve as an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Regional Training Provider. OPOTA advanced training courses offered by the Regional Training Provider will be listed as OPOTA courses in the OPOTA Portal online catalog, and student registration for the courses occurs through the OPOTA Portal.
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Ingrid SnyderAdministrative Assistant to the Dean, HHPS