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Overview

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.

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Program Map for Associate in Applied Science - Addiction Studies

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Required Credits: 87 - 88

First Quarter

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

Second Quarter

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

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
AS 141
Law, Ethics, and Professional Development for Addiction Counseling
5
Fall/Spring
AS 277
Group Facilitation for Addiction Treatment
5
Winter/Spring
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

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

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
AS 280
Case Management 2: Treatment Planning and Continuing Care
5
Winter/Spring
AS 281
Practicum I
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Typical Term Offered
AS 250
NAADAC Exam Prep
1
Fall/Spring
AS 282
Practicum II
5
Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring
AS 290
Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders
5
Fall/Spring
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Fall/Winter/Spring
Total Credits
 
16
 

  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.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    8,922
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,297
  • International

    $
    20,558
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    531
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511