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Chemical Dependency Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
SWK121  Introduction to Social Welfare
ENG124  College Composition
SOC121  Sociology
COM121  Effective Speaking
SWK125  Substance Abuse
CDC121  Chemical Dependency: Assessment and Treatment Planning
SWK224  Poverty in the U.S.
PSY121  General Psychology
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
CDC122  Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency Practice I
SWK225  Victim and Crisis Intervention
CDC222  Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency Practice II
SWK126  Human Behavior and the Social Environment
MTH124  Statistics
CDC221  Chemical Dependency and Family
CDC223  Chemical Dependency and Prevention
CDC224  Chemical Dependency and Ethics
PSC121  Political Science
BUS122  Basic Economics
SWK231  HSS Practicum/Seminar
SWK127  Group Processes
BIO127  Human Biology
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals

TOTAL CREDITS 67

All students in the HSST program are required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion and potential employment in the field.

The associate of applied science degree in human and social services - chemical dependency is designed for those interested in counseling individuals, groups and families affected by alcohol or other drug dependency.

Become a paraprofessional entering the field of alcohol and drug treatment with training related to cultural sensitivity, community resources, human behavior ethical awareness and interviewing skills. You’ll also be prepared to take the state exam to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor II, and you may choose to continue on to a bachelor's degree program to become a social worker.

Three-fourths of the clients served by social workers have substance abuse and/or dependency problems, but only 3% of the social workers have certifications or licensure to work with this population, according to the National Association of Social Workers.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied science in human and social services

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Chemical Dependency Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable toward the human and social services – chemical dependency major.

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• outpatient treatment facilities
• detoxification settings
• residential treatment facilities

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A 
• case manager
• licensed chemical dependency counselor II
• chemical dependency counselor assistants
• crisis intervention assistant
• family support assistant
• group home worker
• intake worker
• mental health technician

ADDITIONAL FEES 
All students  are required to undergo a criminal background check.

PROGRAM-RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS 
Katy Hatton Memorial Scholarship

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Human and Social Services Student Association
Student Connection Club

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Shari Shiepis
Department Chair, Human and Social Services
330 494-6170, Ext. 4474
sshiepis@starkstate.edu