Alcohol and Drug Studies

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES ROADMAP

ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES BROCHURE

The 37 unit Alcohol and Drug Studies certificate program integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with the alcohol and drug abuse population, as well as with families and employers of chemically dependent persons. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core, skills training, and experiential learning in the field work settings.

The completion of the Core Courses is required for eligibility of enrollment in HS 110 and is required for the completion of the Certificate Programs. It is recommended that these courses be taken as early as possible.

A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required to receive the certificate.

See also: Community-Based CorrectionsHuman Services GeneralistMental Health Worker.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate multiple approaches in their work with the alcohol and drug abuse population.
  • Apply various communication and collaborative techniques to use with families and employers of chemically dependent individuals.
  • Use Human Services behavioral core, skills training and experiential learning in field work settings.

YEAR 1: FALL SEMESTER

 ID Title Units
HS 100* Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 120* Human Development in the Social Environment 3
HS 170* Alcohol & Other Drugs in Society 3
HS 171 Substance Abuse Intervention, Treatment, & Recovery 3
  TOTAL UNITS 12

YEAR 1: SPRING SEMESTER

 ID Title Units
HS 140* Group Dynamics 3
HS 174 Case Administration, Crisis Intervention, and Referral 3
HS 176 Co-Occurring Disorders 3
HS 285* Ethical Issues/Client's Rights 3
  TOTAL UNITS 12

YEAR 2: FALL SEMESTER

 ID Title Units
HS 110 Field Instruction & Seminar I 3.5
HS 172 Physiological Effects & Pharmacology of Alcohol & Drugs 3
  TOTAL UNITS 6.5

YEAR 2: SPRING SEMESTER

 ID Title Units
HS 150 Field Instruction & Seminar II 3.5
HS ### Restricted Elective (choose 1 from list below) 3
  TOTAL UNITS 6.5

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Course ID Title
HS 128 Community-Based Corrections
HS 131 Multicultural and Diverse Populations in the United States
HS 175 Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Intervention
HS 177 Family Dynamics of Addiction and Abuse
HS 182 Substance Abuse Treatment in Children and Adolescence
HS 220 Benefits and Entitlement
*HS Core Courses

Curriculum

Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statements

Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose information regarding the success of its students in certificate programs that lead to employment.

The information includes graduation rates, estimated education costs, median debt of students who completed programs, and other information designed to help students make better-informed choices about colleges and universities they select.

Alcohol and Drug Studies