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If you want to help people overcome addictions and put their lives back on track, a career as a chemical dependency professional could be for you.

In this program, you’ll study substance abuse, social services, counseling and other related topics that will give you the skills and knowledge to help people who have drug problems or other addictions. Your training will include practical experiences in the field, where you will apply your learning in a work setting.

Whether you want to work in a mental health facility, treatment center, hospital or criminal justice agency, an addiction studies degree will help you meet the growing demand for professionals in the field.

  1. Students will demonstrate necessary skills to successfully perform clinical case management functions to facilitate a client's progress through the addiction treatment system.
  2. Students will articulate professional ethics and acknowledge the obligation to adhere to federal and state laws.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in basic addiction counseling workforce skills by completing a field placement/practicum experience.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Associate in Applied Science - Addiction Studies

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 87 - 88

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 131
Survey of Addictions
5
AS 176
Addiction Counseling Techniques
5
Choose one from:
BT 100
Beginning Keyboarding
1
CAPPS 100
Beginning Computer Skills
2
CAPPS 102
Introduction to Office
1
CAPPS 141
Word I
2
CAPPS 142
Word II
2
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 152
Excel II
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
Total Credits
 
11 - 12
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 172
Family Systems and Adolescent Treatment in Addictions
5
AS 182
Cultural Diversity; Risk Intervention for Health/HIV
5
Choose one from:
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 141
Law, Ethics, and Professional Development for Addiction Counseling
5
AS 277
Group Facilitation for Addiction Treatment
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 221
Treatment Theories for Addictions
5
AS 275
Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs
5
AS 279
Case Management I: Screening, Diagnosis, Assessment, and ASAM
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 280
Case Management 2: Treatment Planning and Continuing Care
5
AS 281
Practicum I
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 250
NAADAC Exam Prep
1
AS 282
Practicum II
5
AS 290
Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    8,922
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,297
  • International

    $
    20,558
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    531
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

Interested in learning more about this program?

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Have a question? Let's hear it.

Jared Ozaki, Faculty
jared.ozaki@sfcc.spokane.edu

Shane Sorey, Coordinator

shane.sorey@sfcc.spokane.edu

 

Gigi Fox, Curriculum Advisor
gigi.fox@sfcc.spokane.edu