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Human Services: Alcohol and Drug (AA) Counseling Total Units: 43
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Term Effective: Fall 2003


The alcohol and Drug major is designed to provide the student with the academic preparation and field experience needed to work with drug dependent population. I t provides a broad base of knowledge regarding approaches to drug education and prevention, treatment issues, counseling skills, ethical issues, and practical knowledge about drugs and their effects.

The California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) is the accrediting body. Completion of the required courses provides the educational component necessary for certification as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist through CAADE.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Alcohol and Drug (AA) program are:

  • Complete 43 units from
    • Human Services Core Requirements
    • Alcohol & Drug Emphasis Requirements

Human Services Core Requirements - complete 28.00 units
CHLD 10Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
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
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience-Internship0.50-8.00
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 2003

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: Fall 2004

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.

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.

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