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Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Certificate Counseling Total Units: 42
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Term Effective: Fall 1981

Description:

The Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Career Certificate 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 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. 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 Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Certificate program are:

  • Complete 42 units from
    • Human Services Core Requirements
    • Alcohol & Drug Emphasis Requirements

Human Services Core Requirements - complete 27.00 units
COMM 5Group Discussion & Problem Solving3.00
COUN 74Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
COUN 89Ethical Issues in Human Services1.50
COUN 90Introduction to Human Services3.00
COUN 91Skills and Techniques in Human Services3.00
COUN 93Introduction to Case Management1.50
HLE 95Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience-Internship3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5Abnormal Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
PSYCH 4Child Growth & Development3.00
CHLD 10Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
 
Alcohol & Drug Emphasis Requirements - complete 15.00 units
HLE 96Prevention and Education on Alcohol and Drugs3.00
HLE 97Pharmacological & Physiological Effects of Alcohol & Drugs3.00
HLE 99Rehabilitation of Alcohol & Drug Problems3.00
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2007

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.

Notes:

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.

Contact
Information
Phone Email Website
(707) 522-2776
srjccertificate003194@santarosa.edu