Associate in Arts Degree
General Education Requirements - 36 credits
This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Addictions Studies
Required Program of Study
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|SOC225||Drugs & Alcohol in American Society||3|
|PSY232||The Addictive Processes||3|
|PSY120||Interpersonal Relations & Comm.||3|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required for the Program||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Relate addiction theory as applied to the human service worker.
- Apply the psychological theories that are pertinent to the causes of addictive behavior and its treatment.
- Apply the sociological theories that explain the causes of addictive behavior and its treatment.
- Analyze the sociobiological basis of addictive conduct and its implications for assessment and treatment of substance abuse.
- Identify the pertinent laws that regulate controlled substances and address prevention, prosecution, and treatment.
- Analyze the pharmacological and physiological factors that are involved in chemical dependence.
- Identify symptoms, signs, and personal history background of the addicted individual.
- Show counseling skills in individual and group approaches to help chemically dependent clients.
- Create a case management system including roles, duties, and functions in order to serve the organizational purposes of a human service organization.
- Transfer to an accredited college/university
Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. It is essential that students consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.
Please note: These programs can be pursued on a part-time basis.
Appropriate placement test scores, or the completion of certain developmental courses, are required for all programs of study. Additional prerequisites may be necessary for some courses and can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
It is recommended that students confer with their advisor when selecting electives.