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.
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
|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|
YEAR 1: SPRING SEMESTER
|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|
YEAR 2: FALL SEMESTER
|HS 110||Field Instruction & Seminar I||3.5|
|HS 172||Physiological Effects & Pharmacology of Alcohol & Drugs||3|
YEAR 2: SPRING SEMESTER
|HS 150||Field Instruction & Seminar II||3.5|
|HS ###||Restricted Elective (choose 1 from list below)||3|
|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 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.
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