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:
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional values and ethical standards that are foundational to the human services profession.
- Demonstrate advanced aptitude to integrate knowledge of cultural diversity in multiple settings and with multiple clients and available significant others.
- 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.
- Develop foundational awareness of their values, cultural bias, philosophies, personality, and style and how these personal characteristics affect clients.
- Demonstrate professional interviewing skills.
- Identify basic and advanced skills required to create genuine and empathetic relationships; implement knowledge, theory, and skills to support client change.
- Apply knowledge of appropriate community referral resources and utilization of client support systems and resources.
- Demonstrate writing skills appropriate to clinical documentation.
- Describe the role of neurochemistry in the brain and how substances, behaviors, and experiences impact the brain.
- Implement evidence-based strategies for behavior change based on current research.
Academic Entrance Requirements
- 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)
- 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 ||Title ||Credits |
|HS 101||Orientation to Human Services||3|
|HS 161||Ethics for Human Services||4|
|HS 162||Effective Helping Skills I||4|
|HS 180||Addictions, HIV and other Infectious Diseases||2|
|HS 200||Introduction to Addictions||3|
|HS 201||Families and Addictions||3|
|HS 205||Youth and Addictions||3|
|HS 206||Group Counseling Skills for Human Services||4|
|HS 208||Multicultural Issues in Human Services||4|
|HS 209||Introduction to Psychological Trauma: Theory and Practice||4|
|HS 210||Co-Occurring Disorders||4|
|HS 250||Process Addictions||4|
|HS 260||Counseling Theories||4|
|HS 262||Effective Helping Skills II||4|
|HS 263||Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client||3|
|HS 266||Case Management for the Chemically Dependent Client||4|
|HS 290||Introduction to Practicum in Human Services||1|
|HS 291||Practicum in Human Services I||4|
|HS 292||Practicum in Human Services II||4|
|HS 293||Practicum in Human Service III||4|
|MTH 105||Math in Society (or choose one course from the foundational requirements math list)||4|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
|Argumentation and Critical Discourse|
|Introduction to Intercultural Communication|
|Small Group Communication|
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Always meet with an academic advisor to ensure the most effective and efficient course and program process.
- 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).