Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to the program?
No formal application is required for entrance into the Human Services program at this time. All students interested in entry into the Human Services program are required to complete HS-1101 and HS-1300. Completion of the entrance process to the program is discussed in depth in HS-1300.
When is the program offered?
The Human Services program is offered both as daytime and evening programs. Students are admitted to the daytime program every semester, and to the evening program every 2 years (although both day and evening classes are available every semester).
Is financial assistance available?
Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, grants or loans. All forms for financial aid should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to registration. Application forms are available in the Financial Assistance office at each campus.
In addition, Human Services program students may be eligible for program specific, general and non-program specific scholarships, as well as the Patrick A. Sweeney Education Scholarship. For scholarship information, visit the Financial Aid website. Contact the Tri-C Foundation at 216-987-4868 for information on Tri-C scholarships.
When should I take my General Education coursework?
If you want to receive financial aid, it is important that you don’t take general education courses ahead of time. If you do, you may not have enough credits to qualify as a full-time student for financial aid purposes. We recommend that you take your General Education courses together with your Human Services coursework. View the recommended sequence of courses.
Can I double-major?
Yes. By taking an extra 3 courses, you can double-major in both the generalist and alcohol/chemical dependency options.
What are the practicum opportunities?
A practicum is a field experience in which students are able to gain hands-on, practical exposure to a Human Services worksite under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician. Field practicums can take place either in an agency or an outreach setting. Outreach work usually involves home visits with clients; agency work often involves seeing clients in an office setting.
Can I transfer to or from another college?
Yes. In general, college credits from accredited institutions are transferable. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Records at 800-954-8742.
You can transfer your credits from the Tri-C Human Services Program to bachelor’s degree programs at institutions such as Ursuline College and the University of Cincinnati Addiction Studies’ Distance Learning Program. For more information, talk to a Tri-C academic counselor.