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Human Services: Addiction Studies Certificate Counseling Total Units: 42
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Human Services: Addiction Studies Certificate of Achievement 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: Addiction Studies 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: Addiction Studies certificate program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level. For students interested in an Associate degree, a Human Services: Alcohol and Drug major is available.

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 program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services;
  2. examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity; and
  3. identify the essential components of alcohol and drug addiction and employ the tools and skills needed to work with clients in treatment centers.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Addiction Studies Certificate program are:

  • Complete 42 units from
    • Human Services Core Requirements
    • Addiction Studies Requirements

Human Services Core Requirements - complete 33.00 units
AODS 90 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies3.00
COUN 7 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
COUN 90 Introduction to Human Services3.00
COUN 91 Skills and Techniques in Human Services3.00
COUN 92 Introduction to Group Counseling3.00
COUN 93 Introduction to Case Management3.00
HUSV 83 Family Systems in Addiction Studies3.00
HUSV 87 Ethical Issues in Human Services3.00
HUSV 88 Internship Practicum1.50
HUSV 88 Internship Practicum1.50
HUSV 96 Co-Occurring Disorders3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
HUSV 99I Human Services Internship Work Experience3.00
WEOC 99I Occupational Work Experience Internship3.00
Addiction Studies Requirements - complete 9.00 units
AODS 91 Prevention and Education on Alcohol and Drugs3.00
AODS 92 Pharmacological & Physiological Effects of Alcohol & Drugs3.00
HUSV 99I Human Services Internship Work Experience3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Previous Versions:

Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Spring 2011
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Spring 2010
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Fall 2009
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Fall 2007
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Summer 2007
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Spring 2007
Human Services: Alcohol and Drug - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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 HUSV 88 and HUSV 99I in the final semester of taking the core requirements. In this program, HUSV 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 Addiction Studies emphasis requirements.

HUSV 88 must be taken twice for a total of 3.00 units.

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