Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Associate Degree

The Substance Use Disorder Associate degree program offers two separate tracks: Counseling and Prevention.  The substance abuse counseling track is designed to prepare persons for entry-level positions to work in treatment facilities providing services for individual with drug or alcohol problems. 

Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs

Develop Treatment pl;ans

Facilitate referral to meet needs

Demonstrate service coordination skills

Demonstrate counseling skills with individuals, groups and families

Provide education relevant to substance use

Maintain clinical records according to agency, federal and state guidelines

Adhere to accepted culturally competent, ethical and behavioral conduct

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
520-100 Introduction to Human Services 3
520-101 Community Resources and Services 3
801-195 Written Communication 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
520-105 Intro to Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorders 3
Semester 2
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
801-198 Speech 3
520-103 Interviewing Principles & Documentation 3
520-106 Professional Practices in Human Services 3
550-115 Understanding Addiction 3
Semester 3
804-134 Mathematical Reasoning 3
520-109 Group Facilitation 3
550-120 Psychopharmacology 3
550-160 AODA Internship 1 3
520-104 Racial and Cultural Diversity in Human Services 3
Semester 4
520-113 Rehabilitation Services 3
550-100 AODA Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment 3
550-119 AODA Counseling 3
550-139 AODA Internship 2 3
520-112 Human Services Organizational Operations 3
 Total Credits60

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3