Chemical Dependency Major

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.

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
CDC122  
Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency
 
Practice I
CDC223  
Chemical Dependency and Prevention
CDC224  
Chemical Dependency and Ethics
PSC121  
Political Science
CDC222  
Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency
 
Practice II
SWK126  
Human Behavior in the Social
 
Environment
MTH108  
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
 
or MTH124 Statistics
CDC221  
Chemical Dependency and Family
ITD122  
Computer Applications for Professionals
SWK225  
Victimization and Crisis Intervention
BUS122  
Basic Economics
CDC231  
Chemical Dependency Practicum
 
and Seminar
SOC225  
Cultural Diversity
BIO127  
Human Biology

TOTAL CREDITS 64

Associate of applied science in human and social services

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

  • outpatient treatment facilities
  • detoxification settings
  • residential treatment facilities
  • 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
  • All students are required to undergo a criminal background check.
  • Katy Hatton Memorial Scholarship

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  • Human and Social Services Student Association
  • Student Connection Club