Human Services - Addictions

Committed to working in a helping profession and aiding others as they battle addiction? Our Human Services-Addictions Concentration associate degree program opens doors to such opportunities as intake work, crisis intervention, consumer advocacy, residential counseling and more. 

Program outcomes
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to work in direct service delivery in human service agencies and programs;
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of human behavior in all age groups;
  • Explain and apply appropriate skills necessary for a micro/macro perspective in human service delivery systems;
  • Assess and summarize concepts of psychological and sociological theories necessary for intervention techniques.

Accreditation

Our Human Services A.A.S. program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education effective May 2013 through May 2018. For further information view our student achievement indicators and the roles and responsibilities of our administration and faculty.


Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW-105/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
HSW-130 or HSW-155 Introduction to Youth and Family or Introduction to Aging 3
HSW-160 The Middle Years 3
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW-203/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6
HSW-220, HSW-250 or HSW-219 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies, Psychology of Aging or Drug and Alcohol Treatment Process 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY-215 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY-217 Drugs - Their Use and Abuse 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
HSW-130 Introduction to Youth and Family 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
HSW/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
HSW/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3
HSW-160 or PSY-217 The Middle Years or Drugs: Use and Abuse 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW-220 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies 3
HSW-219 Drug & Alcohol Treatment Process 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6
PSY-215 Abnormal Psychology 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-101 Introduction to Human Services and Helping Profession 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-102 Theories of Group Counseling 3
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
HSW/SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services 3
Elective Any Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-130 Introduction to Youth and Family 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HSW/PSY-203 Assessment and Documentation in Human Services 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-210 Professional Development in Human Services 3
HSW-160 or PSY-217 The Middle Years or Drugs: Use and Abuse 3
HSW-220 Introduction to Adjunctive Therapies 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-202 Theories of Individual Counseling 3
Elective Any Scientific Reasoning Elective 4

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-219 Drug & Alcohol Treatment Process 3
HSW-205 Volunteer Administration 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
HSW-211 Human Services Practicum II 6

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
PSY215 Abnormal Psychology 3