Chemical Dependency Major
Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
SWK121 Introduction to Social Welfare
ENG124 College Composition
COM121 Effective Speaking
SWK125 Substance Abuse
CDC121 Chemical Dependency: Assessment and Treatment Planning
SWK224 Poverty in the U.S.
PSY121 General Psychology
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
CDC122 Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency Practice I
SWK225 Victim and Crisis Intervention
CDC222 Fundamentals of Chemical Dependency Practice II
SWK126 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
CDC221 Chemical Dependency and Family
CDC223 Chemical Dependency and Prevention
CDC224 Chemical Dependency and Ethics
PSC121 Political Science
BUS122 Basic Economics
SWK231 HSS Practicum/Seminar
SWK127 Group Processes
BIO127 Human Biology
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
TOTAL CREDITS 67
All students in the HSST program are required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal background checks may prevent placements, program completion and potential employment in the field.
The associate of applied science degree in human and social services - chemical dependency is designed for those interested in counseling individuals, groups and families affected by alcohol or other drug dependency.
Become a paraprofessional entering the field of alcohol and drug treatment with training related to cultural sensitivity, community resources, human behavior ethical awareness and interviewing skills. You’ll also be prepared to take the state exam to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor II, and you may choose to continue on to a bachelor's degree program to become a social worker.
Three-fourths of the clients served by social workers have substance abuse and/or dependency problems, but only 3% of the social workers have certifications or licensure to work with this population, according to the National Association of Social Workers.
Associate of applied science in human and social services
The Chemical Dependency Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable toward the human and social services – chemical dependency major.
WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• outpatient treatment facilities
• detoxification settings
• residential treatment facilities
PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A
• case manager
• licensed chemical dependency counselor II
• chemical dependency counselor assistants
• crisis intervention assistant
• family support assistant
• group home worker
• intake worker
• mental health technician
All students are required to undergo a criminal background check.
Katy Hatton Memorial Scholarship
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Department Chair, Human and Social Services
330 494-6170, Ext. 4474