Addictions Counseling (AS Degree S0657)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0657

In this program the student integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with persons with addiction disorders, their families, and employers. The curriculum is designed to meet the credentialing requirements of the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators and the California Consortium of Addiction Professionals. Students who complete this option qualify for employment in a variety of addiction treatment settings.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AD 1Alcohol and Drug Dependency3
AD 2Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs3
AD 3Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery3
AD 4Issues in Domestic Violence3
AD 5Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education1.5
AD 6Dual Diagnosis3
AD 8Group Process and Leadership3
AD 9Family Counseling3
AD 10Case Management and Documentation3
AD 11Techniques of Intervention and Referral3
AD 15AIntroduction to Laws and Ethics for Addictions Counselors1
AD 15BLaw and Ethics for Addictions Counselors1
Variable Unit Course. Complete 4 units in 2 semesters 4
Work Experience in Addiction Counseling
Required Electives
Select two from the following:6
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Sociology of Religion
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Child Development
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
Asian American Communities
Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles
Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles - Honors
Biological Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology - Honors
Introduction to Child Psychology
Introduction to Human Services
Introduction to Social Psychology
The Psychology of Women
Psychology of Sexuality
Psychology for Effective Living
Nutrition for Health and Wellness
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
Total Units40.5

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Website 

Eligibility Requirements:
- File a College application and be accepted as a student at Mt. San Antonio College.
Selection Procedures
- All classes are open to all students who meet admission requirements and course prerequisites.
a) Restricted Electives can be taken in conjunction with core and skills courses
b) Refer to Schedule of Credit Classes for sequence of courses
c) For questions, call the division office at (909) 594-5611, ext.4750
Working environment:
May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease,without prior notification
May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Exposed to hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes
Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
Subject to burns and cuts
Contact with patients having different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
Handle emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions
Requires decisions/actions related to end of life issues
Exposed to products containing latex
Exposure to a highly charged emotional environment which can be stressful intense

Eligibility Requirements

  • File a College application and be accepted as a student at Mt. San Antonio College.

Selection Procedures

  • All classes are open to all students who meet admission requirements and course prerequisites.

Special Instructions

  1. Restricted Electives must be taken prior to enrollment in Field Experience
  2. Restricted Electives can be taken in conjunction with core and skills courses
  3. Refer to Schedule of Credit Classes for sequence of courses
  4. For questions, call the division office at (909) 274-7500, ext.4750

Working Environment

  • May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease, without prior notification
  • May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
  • Exposed to hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
  • Subject to burns and cuts
  • Contact with patients having different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Handle emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Requires decisions/actions related to end of life issues
  • Exposed to products containing latex
  • Exposed to highly charged emotional environment which can be stressful intense

English Language Skills

Although proficiency in English is not a criterion for admission, students are encouraged to be able to speak, write and read English to complete classes successfully and to ensure safety for themselves and others.

The Alcohol and Drug Counseling program is accredited by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators.

Contact:

California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
5230 Clark Avenue, Suite 3
Lakewood, CA 90712
(707) 722-2331
www.caade.org

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Be technically competent to safely practice as an entry-level alcohol & drug counselor.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical & legal requirements for alcohol & drug counselors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and achieve entry-level professional goals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and achieve entry-level professional goals.
  • Demonstrate competency in basic counseling skills commensurate with an entry level practitioner in the addictions counseling field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, intervene, and refer clients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder to appropriate resources.
  • Students completing the certificate/associates degree program will demonstrate the ability to prepare and develop professional treatment plans and other clinical documentation.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AD 1 Alcohol and Drug Dependency 3 3
AD 2 Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs 3 3
AD 3 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery 3 3
AD 4 Issues in Domestic Violence 3 3
AD 5 Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education 1.5 1.5
Certificate Domestic Violence O0366 w/AD 4 4  
Submit Certificate Petition: Admissions Records Submit Certificate Petition: Admissions Records  
 Units13.5
Winter Term 1
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
AD 6 Dual Diagnosis 3 3
AD 8 Group Process and Leadership 3 3
AD 9 Family Counseling 3 3
AD 10 Case Management and Documentation 3 3
AD 11 Techniques of Intervention and Referral 3 3
 Units15
Summer Term 1
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
Select 3 units from required elective list 3  
 Units3
Fall Term 2
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
AD 15A and 82 are required courses 2  
 Units8
Winter Term 2
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
AD 15B Law and Ethics for Addictions Counselors 1 1
AD 82 Work Experience in Addiction Counseling 2 2
A/AS SCNCE 3  
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4 3-4
SPAN/PHIL are preferred Humanities option SPAN/PHIL are preferred Humanities option  
SPCH 2 is preferred course for Oral Communication 2  
Certificate: Addictions Counseling T0658 8  
Addictions Counseling, AS S0502 2  
Submit Petitions: Admissions Records Submit Petitions: Admissions Records  
 Units6-7
 Total Units52.5-53.5
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