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Military 101: Understanding Military Culture is a Course

Military 101: Understanding Military Culture

Self-paced
2 credits

$25 Enroll

Full course description

Course Description 

In order to best serve our military Veterans and their families we must first gain an understanding of military structure and culture, and explore the differences between military branches across eras. Military 101 will dive into a general overview of the military services, including the different components and different branches. A brief discussion of motivation for service and the values of the branches will also be explored. 

This 2-hour, self-paced course may be applied to the professional certificate course, "Serving Veterans and Their Families." Visit our website at https://csw.osu.edu/continuing-education/ for more information.

This course was developed in April 2020.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between the many military branches and components.
  • Recognize the different experiences Veterans have across different eras & deployments.
  • Summarize the differences in backgrounds Veterans have across race, ethnicity, social class, gender, education, and how they could present challenges and opportunities.
  • Explain the basic transitional process from the military back to our communities and their families.
  • Identify the skills needed to ask the right questions to identify what is needed to properly assist Veterans.

Continuing Education Information

  • Classifications
    • Two (2) CE clock hours
    • Content Level: Beginner
    • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board
  • Course Format & Completion Requirements
    • This course is asynchronous with reading and video-based modules. Participants will view recorded videos and read materials provided from within each module, as well as externally linked webpages.
  • Certificate & Reporting 
    • Once your evaluation/feedback survey is submitted, ScarletCanvas-Catalog will generate your CE certificate/certificate of attendance for download and/or print
    • CE hours will be reported to CE Broker within 30-days for OCSWMFTB licensees who provide their full license numbers with their course evaluation/feedback survey.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work, (Provider: RCST111747), is an approved provider for The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (OCSWMFT) Board

Don't see your licensing board or certifying entity/agency listed as an approved CE provider above? Please contact your licensing board or certifying entity/agency directly to find out if they will accept CE clock hours awarded by OSU College of Social Work.

New ScarletCanvas User?

ScarletCanvas is the official professional development learning management system at Ohio State. It is a one-stop shop to manage your courses providing a set of integrated web course tools that can be used to supplement a class taught mostly face-to-face or can be used to teach an online course partially or entirely at a distance.

We recommend that you review the guidance below prior to the start of the course. It will help you navigate the course. Please refer back to these links as needed throughout your time in the course.

Please note, ScarletCanvas and CarmenCanvas are two different systems. ScarletCanvas houses the University's professional development courses, while CarmenCanvas houses our academic courses. Your CarmenCanvas sign in information does not transfer to ScarletCanvas.

  • ScarletCanvas Browser & Computer Requirements
    • Use Chrome browser for Windows and MacOS (make sure both the browser and your computer OS are current and do not need updating).
      • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge do not seem to be compatible.
      • If you experience issues with the CAPTCHA (I’m not a robot verification) upon registration, we have found it resolves itself when using a current Chrome browser.
  • Set up messages from Instructure/ScarletCanvas-Catalog at notifications@instructure.com as a trusted/whitelisted email address in your email contacts, so that our messages/announcements aren't routed to your Junk/Spam folder. 
    • Messages sent to you via this system will list Instructure/Canvas Catalog as the Sender, not OSU CSW.
  • If you are licensed by The State of Ohio CSWMFT and CDP Boards, please be sure to enter your full license number in the Professional License Information field upon registration and when completing the training evaluation.
  • After you enroll you will receive two automated emails, one with the subject "Please confirm your email address - Ohio State ScarletCanvas." Use the link in that email to set up the password you would like to use for your account.

Accessibility

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participate in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility as early as possible and in advance of the training start date by email at csw-accessibility@osu.edu or call 614-688-1657.

Requests received at least 14-days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the College will make every effort to meet requests that we receive regardless of lead time.

Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies

We are committed to providing an optimal learning experience for our course participants. However, we recognize that on occasion something unexpected may occur that would keep you from attending a training, or that there may be an instance that requires us to review circumstances that have caused concern for a participant, an instructor, or both. Please visit our Complaint, Refund, No-Show, & Cancellation Policies for more information on this process.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Phone: (614) 292-3032. Email: cswce@osu.edu Website: csw.osu.edu/continuing-education/