The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Major provides the educational component necessary for certification as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). Students completing the coursework are eligible to sit for the certifying exam to become a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist. The Santa Rosa Junior College Human Services: Alcohol and Drug program is accredited by CAADE.
The Human Services Alcohol and Drug certificate program provides the academic preparation and field experience needed to work with a drug dependent population. It provides a broad base of knowledge regarding approaches to drug education and prevention, treatment issues, counseling skills, ethical issues, as well as practical knowledge about drugs and their effects. The Human Services Alcohol and Drug program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in a Certificate of Achievement, a Human Services: Alcohol and Drug certificate is available. More information about the Human Services program can be found at the Human Services website.
Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and private social service agencies.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services;
- examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity;
- demonstrate ability to use research tools to locate and evaluate information that can be applied to the human services field;
- demonstrate an understanding of theoretical principles in the behavioral sciences to help address the needs of human services clients;
- identify the essential components of alcohol and drug addiction and employ the tools and skills needed to work with clients in treatment centers.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
It is strongly recommended that students complete COUN 91 and COUN 99I in the final semester of taking the core requirements. In this program, COUN 99I consists of internships in alcohol or drug settings.
CAADE Certification requires that students complete two interships in different modalities. Students will therefore complete a second COUN 99I internship as part of the Alcohol and Drug emphasis requirements.