The purpose of the Social and Human Services – Addiction (AS) degree program is to participate as an active partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the population facing addiction by educating and preparing professional Social and Human Service practitioners to practice in a various government, medical, community, and private settings. The faculty is committed to the professional development of each student, the support of the institution within the community, and the enhancement of the Social and Human Services profession.
Social and Human Services – Addiction (AS) degree program is designed to prepare the student for position as human service practitioners/professionals to work with the population experiencing or at risk of addiction in environments such as government agencies, private agencies, short and long-term acute care facilities, nursing homes, community-based, residential, group home, and other environments that provides care and services to this population. Course content includes human growth and development, case management, assessment, and supervised fieldwork experiences.
An important part of the program at the College of Health and Allied Development is the supervised field work experience that the student receives in an agency, organization, or program of his/her choice.
Upon completion of the Social and Human Services – Addiction (AS) degree program graduates will:
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the human services delivery system and human services occupations.
- Apply effective written and verbal communication.
- Apply knowledge of wellness and disease concepts to real life situations.
- Utilize information technology applications in human services.
- Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
- Demonstrate proficiency in client assessment and evaluation.
- Apply case management skills in real life situations.
- Compare client intervention strategies and skills.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the biological aspects of addiction.
- Examine the theories, identification, and causes of addiction.
- Apply an understanding of treatment knowledge.
- Demonstrate competencies of practice using various interventions.