Alcohol and Drug / Human Services


The Alcohol and Drug Studies / Human Services program at College of the Siskiyous provides students with the academic and practical skills for entry-level employment in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Human Services related fields, provides training for human services related professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and skills, and provides required lower division course work for those who wish to pursue advance degrees in social work, counseling, rehabilitation, and related helping professions. The Alcohol and Drug Studies / Human Services curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a 4-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

ADHS Program SLO’s

  • Describe current practices in human services and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery as they relate to criminal justice, human development and health relations within the culture as a whole.
  • Analyze, compare, and contrast the themes of human service needs and their significance within the American culture.
  • Analyze and describe physiological and pharmacological aspects of substance abuse and dependence.
  • Demonstrate how drugs affect different body systems, cause side effects, and produce different addictive and abusive behaviors within the population.
  • Apply knowledge, skill, and understanding for competent performance in Alcohol and Drug and Human Services settings.

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ADHS Brochure

Program Requirements

Associate of Arts Degree
This program provides academic preparation and field experience for individuals employed, or preparing for employment, as alcohol and drug abuse counselors and as Human Services workers.   To earn a certificate the student must complete the core courses and selected courses from each section as designated.  The Alcohol and Drug program is accredited by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators and designed to meet the certification requirements for both the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) and the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and other state certifying bodies. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in either field should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements. To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

ADHS 1001 – Introduction to Human Services
3
ADHS 1010 – Intro to Chemical Dependency  
3
ADHS 1011 – Community Outreach & Referral  
3
ADHS 1512 – Family Counseling
1.5
ADHS 1013 – Relapse Prevention  
1
ADHS 1514 – Professional Growth
1.5
ADHS 1515 – Physiology & Pharmacology
3
ADHS 1516 – Personal Growth
1.5
ADHS 1517 – Ethics for the Helping Professions
2
ADHS 2018 – Assessment and Case Management
2
ADHS 2519 – Basic Helping Skills
3
ADHS 2020 – Alcohol and Drug/Human Service s Practicum 
2.5-5
Complete one of the following courses:                     
3
ECE 1999 – Human Development (3)
ECE 1002 – Child Development (3)
Choose two of the following courses:
2.5 - 6
ADHS 1521 – Identity and Cultural Awareness (1)  
ADHS 1025 – Conflict Management/Negotiation (3)  
ADHS 2526 – Understanding Disability   (3)  
ADHS 2540 – Society, Aging & Dying   (3)  
ADHS 0950 – Stages of Addiction Recovery  (1.5)  
Total Units
32.5 - 38.5

Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Completion in Alcohol and Drug/Human Services includes the course work and supervised field work practicum required by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) for certification.

ADHS 1010 – Intro to Chemical Dependency
3
ADHS 1011 – Community Outreach & Referral
3
ADHS 1512 – Family Counseling
1.5
ADHS 1013 – Relapse Prevention
1
ADHS 1514 – Professional Growth
1.5
ADHS 1515 – Physiology & Pharmacology
3
ADHS 1516 – Personal Growth
1.5
ADHS 1517 – Ethics for the Helping Professions
2
ADHS 2018 – Assessment & Case Management
2
ADHS 2519 – Basic Helping Skills
3
ADHS 2020 – Practicum
4
Total Units
25.5
   

Disqualification:
A student may be denied or postponed placement in ADHS 2020, the Supervised Practicum, if he or she is not ready for placement in an agency providing the clini­cal experience. The “readiness” determination will be made jointly by the agency and at least two instructors teaching in the program prior to placement. Criteria will be based on a minimum of completion of at least 50% of the course work listed above, clean and sober for a minimum of two years, evaluation of potential for relapse, emotional maturity, and responsible and professional conduct. Should a relapse occur while participating in the Practicum, the student will be disqualified immediately.


Completion of math, writing and reading assessments are required for enrollment in any certificate or AA/AS degree program. Please contact Counseling Services for more information: (530) 938-5353.
Students must receive a "C" grade or better in all major or certificate coursework.

Contact

Program Contact
Career and Technical Education Department
(530) 938-5512
cteinfo@siskiyous.edu




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