Addiction Studies and Human Services - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Description

The Addiction Studies and Human Services Associate of Applied Science builds on the certificate of completion, which qualifies a student to sit for the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) level I exam and prepares students for the CADC II certification. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of professional values and ethical standards that are foundational to the human services profession.
  2. Demonstrate advanced aptitude to integrate knowledge of cultural diversity in multiple settings and with multiple clients and available significant others.
  3. Demonstrate advanced ability to collaboratively develop an effective and clear treatment plan by assessing client needs and selecting interventions that will assist clients in promoting optimal functioning, growth and goal attainment.
  4. Develop foundational awareness of their values, cultural bias, philosophies, personality, and style and how these personal characteristics affect clients.
  5. Demonstrate professional interviewing skills.
  6. Identify basic and advanced skills required to create genuine and empathetic relationships; implement knowledge, theory, and skills to support client change.
  7. Apply knowledge of appropriate community referral resources and utilization of client support systems and resources.
  8. Demonstrate writing skills appropriate to clinical documentation.
  9. Describe the role of neurochemistry in the brain and how substances, behaviors, and experiences impact the brain.
  10. Implement evidence-based strategies for behavior change based on current research.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of WR 065 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking II (or higher) or minimum placement WR/Comm Level 7
  • Basic computer competency skills

Other Entrance Requirements

Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of acceptance into a practicum for training. Students who do not pass the criminal background check may not be eligible to complete training at affiliated practicum sites, to sit for certification exams, or to be hired for some professional positions. Students with questions about their history should contact the appropriate state board or the program director.

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

  • Travel costs for practicum, three terms; costs based on location
  • Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon exams: $75 application fee, $210 exam fee
  • Video recording fees for two terms: approximately $50
  • Background check for practicum placement: approximately $75

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
HS 101Orientation to Human Services3
HS 161Ethics for Human Services4
HS 162Effective Helping Skills I4
HS 180Addictions, HIV and other Infectious Diseases2
HS 200Introduction to Addictions3
HS 201Families and Addictions3
HS 205Youth and Addictions3
HS 206Group Counseling Skills for Human Services4
HS 208Multicultural Issues in Human Services4
HS 209Introduction to Psychological Trauma: Theory and Practice4
HS 210Co-Occurring Disorders4
HS 224Psychopharmacology4
HS 250Process Addictions4
HS 260Counseling Theories4
HS 262Effective Helping Skills II4
HS 263Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client3
HS 266Case Management for the Chemically Dependent Client4
HS 290Introduction to Practicum in Human Services1
HS 291Practicum in Human Services I4
HS 292Practicum in Human Services II4
HS 293Practicum in Human Service III4
Other Required Courses
Discipline Studies Electives 13-5
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix) 23
MTH 105Math in Society (or choose one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Argumentation and Critical Discourse
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
Total Credits95-98

Advising Notes

Always meet with an academic advisor to ensure the most effective and efficient course and program process.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses with the HS prefix must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • Additional Requirements
    • A student may be considered ineligible for continued enrollment in the program if the student has failed to satisfactorily complete a given Human Services/Addictions Studies course after re-enrolling in that course once (one time).

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
HS 101Orientation to Human Services3
HS 200Introduction to Addictions3
MTH 105Math in Society (choose one course from the foundational requirements math list)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
 Credits14
Second Term
HS 180Addictions, HIV and other Infectious Diseases2
HS 205Youth and Addictions3
Choose one from the following:3-4
Fundamentals of Public Speaking 
Argumentation and Critical Discourse 
Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
Interpersonal Communication 
Small Group Communication 
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
Technical Writing
4
 Credits12-13
Third Term
HS 161Ethics for Human Services4
HS 206Group Counseling Skills for Human Services4
HS 210Co-Occurring Disorders4
 Credits12
Fourth Term
HS 162Effective Helping Skills I4
HS 201Families and Addictions3
HS 260Counseling Theories4
HS 290Introduction to Practicum in Human Services1
 Credits12
Fifth Term
HS 224Psychopharmacology4
HS 250Process Addictions4
HS 262Effective Helping Skills II4
 Credits12
Sixth Term
HS 263Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client3
HS 266Case Management for the Chemically Dependent Client4
HS 208Multicultural Issues in Human Services4
 Credits11
Seventh Term
HS 209Introduction to Psychological Trauma: Theory and Practice4
HS 291Practicum in Human Services I4
Discipline Studies Elective3-5
 Credits11-13
Eighth Term
HS 292Practicum in Human Services II4
HS 293Practicum in Human Service III4
Health (3 credits with HHP/HHPA prefix)3
 Credits11
 Total Credits95-98

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