Chemical Dependency Counseling - A.A.S.

Associate Dean
Department Chair

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of alcoholism and substance abuse treatment.

Graduates will be able to use communication skills to understand consumer problems and assist in problem solving; perform essential case management functions including interviewing, record keeping, gathering intake information, making referrals, and identifying consumer problems and issues; maintain professional and ethical standards; understand and respond to potential crisis issues and situations; identify and contact human services resources and agencies in the community; interact in group settings, including counseling and education groups provided for treatment purposes.

High school or equivalent preparation required: No special requirements.

Course Groupings

Program Requirements
Notes
Credits
English - 1010 and 1020 15532
6
Mathematics - MATH 1015, 1120 or higher 22567
3
Social Sciences - SOCI 1010, PSYC 1101, 2208 22568
9
Laboratory Science - BIOL 1050 rec. 22569
3
Free electives - see advisor for suggestions 22570
6
Health - HLTH 1202 and 1203 22572
6
Wellness - act1 22573
1
TOTAL HOURS 22574
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Course Groupings

Sample Sequence*
Notes
Credits
*Sample sequence is intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.
FIRST SEMESTER * 18230
English - 1010 15438
3
Mathematics - MATH 1015, 1120 or higher 22567
Statistics is recommended for students interested in transfer.
3
Psychology or Sociology - PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1010 22575
3
Alcohol Counseling Credentialing - HUSR 1110 22576
3
Health - HTLH 1202 or 1203 3cr 22577
3
Wellness - .5act 17674
(Activity Component)
0.5
SECOND SEMESTER * 18233
English - 1020 15445
3
Laboratory Science - BIOL 1050 rec. 22569
BIOL 1050 recommended
3
Introduction to Helping Skills - HUSR 1030 22578
3
Crisis Management elective - HUSR 1211 or 1581 22579
1.5
THIRD SEMESTER * 18261
Adolescent Psychology - PSYC 2208 22580
3
Human Services II - HUSR 1040 22581
3
Group Dynamics - HUSR 1510 22582
3
Substance Abuse Counseling - HUSR 2010 22583
3
Codependency and the Family - HUSR 1121 22584
1
Free elective - 3cr 17583
3
FOURTH SEMESTER * 18263
Human Services Practicum I & II - HUSR 2963 and 2964 22585
It is recommended that HUSR 2963 and 2964 be taken together in the fourth semester. The practicum may be taken in separate semesters only with the Coordinator’s approval. These courses may be taken only with the permission of the Coordinator of Human Services and must be completed within a drug/alcohol treatment facility.
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