2018-2019 Spring Edition 
    
    Dec 07, 2019  
2018-2019 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate of Achievement


The Alcohol and Drug Studies program integrates theory, knowledge, and practical experience in the development of skills necessary to work with individuals and families affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD), as well as employers of individuals affected by SUD. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students to take the exam for Certified Addiction Counselors with a state-approved certifying organization. This program option combines the Human Services behavioral core skills training and clinical supervised experiential learning in beginning and advanced practicums in SUD fieldwork settings. The Alcohol and Drug Studies program prepares students for career development in field of behavioral health and the helping professions.

Completion of the five (5) Human Services Core Courses are prerequisites for the application to the HS 110 Fieldwork and Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) and is required for the completion of the Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate Program. Visit the Human Services website at https://www.saddleback.edu/hs/human-services for the Alcohol and Drug Studies Roadmap chart. Fieldwork and Seminar Information Sessions are scheduled in the Fall and Spring semesters to inform students of the application process. Check the Human Services website or Facebook page for the dates and times.

The application process is competitive and completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the HS110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course. A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate. Students who successfully complete the HS110 Fieldwork & Seminar I (Beginning Practicum) course may self-enroll in the HS 150 Fieldwork & Seminar II (Advanced Practicum) course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate best-practice counseling approaches for individuals and families affected by Substance Use Disorders (SUD).
  • Utilize effective communication and active listening skills and group counseling facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of addiction counseling competencies.
  • Apply Human Services behavioral core skills and experiential training in an addiction treatment setting.

Total Core Units for the Certificate: 37


Restricted Electives: Students are required to choose one restricted elective