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Chemical Dependency Counselor - AAS

The Chemical Dependency Counselor Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills established by the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC).

In order to complete this program in two years (4 semesters), students should closely follow the established sequence of courses. During the last semester, students will serve a practicum in an alcohol and drug treatment center. During this practicum, students will be actively involved in applying the core functions of an alcohol and drug counselor under the direct supervision of a certified counselor. Students must be interviewed and accepted by the treatment agency in order to be eligible to enter the practicum.
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Chemical Dependency Counselor - AAS

The Chemical Dependency Counselor Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills established by the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse to become a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC).

 

* Choose 1 class from the group of available classes for this semester.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY     4
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
  HSV-261 INTRO TO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING     3
  HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES     3
  PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ENG-106 COMPOSITION II     3
  HSV-163 HELPING SKILLS     3
  HSV-220 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING THEORIES     3
  HSV-228 GROUP COUNSELING TECHNIQUES     3
  HSV-240 SPECIAL ISSUES COUNSELING WOMEN     1
  SOC-160 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK     3
 
 Summer Semester   
  ELECTIVE HUMANITIES (FROM ART, PHI, MUS OR REL)     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  HSV-241 SPECIAL ISSUES COUNSELING ADOLESCENTS     1
  HSV-262 WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE     3
  HSV-285 CASE MANAGEMENT: INTAKE TO DISCHARGE     3
  PSY-121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-115 SOCIAL PROBLEMS     3
*SOC-136 FOUNDATIONS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION     3
*SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION     3
*SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  HSV-920 COUNSELING PRACTICUM     11
  HSV-925 COUNSELING PRACTICUM SEMINAR     1

* Choose 1 class from the group of available classes for this semester.

Chemical Dependency Counselor - AAS

 

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 2Credit: 4

Description: Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

 

ELECTCD - HUMANITIES (FROM ART, PHI, MUS OR REL)

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description:

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing critical analysis and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronics research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: C- or above in ENG-105, College Composition I. No Waivers.

 

HSV-163 - HELPING SKILLS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to skills useful in dealing with people who abuse alcohol and drugs by introducing the student to basic communication and helping skills appropriate to dealing with people suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse; giving the student working knowledge of and practical experience with those skills. Prerequisites: HSV-261, SPC-112, ENG-105.

 

HSV-220 - INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING THEORIES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of differing philosophies and styles of counseling approaches and their practical application. Including but not limited to: Transactional Analysis, Client-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Theory, Reality Therapy, Gestalt, etc. Actual practice in standard means of facilitating the helping process and identification of personal counseling style is included. Prerequisite: HSV-261.

 

HSV-228 - GROUP COUNSELING TECHNIQUES

Lecture: 2Lab: 2Credit: 3

Description: An overview of group counseling theories, methods and skills. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate counseling groups with chemically dependent clients. Students will practice and demonstrate competency in group facilitation skills. Students will also obtain experience as a group member through participation in a weekend training group lab and ongoing group lab in class. Prerequisites: HSV-261, SPC-112 or SPC-122, ENG-105. Pre or corequisite: HSV-163.

 

HSV-240 - SPECIAL ISSUES COUNSELING WOMEN

Lecture: 1Lab: 0Credit: 1

Description: This course explores selected concerns that women are likely to bring into a counseling situation. Topics include sex roles, gender and socialization, domestic violence and sexual abuse/rape issues and adapting chemical dependency treatment for women.

 

HSV-241 - SPECIAL ISSUES COUNSELING ADOLESCENTS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0Credit: 1

Description: This course explores selected concerns that adolescents are likely to bring into a counseling situation. Topics include adolescent developmental tasks, causes of adolescent drug use, effects of drug use on adolescent development and treating chemically dependent adolescents.

 

HSV-261 - INTRO TO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of the use, abuse and addictive nature of ethyl alcohol and other mood altering chemicals, providing the student with a basic knowledge of its nature, scope and complexity and the wide range of current approaches to its treatment and prevention.

 

HSV-262 - WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of the needs, symptoms, assessment and brief treatment of families of alcohol and drug abuse. Prerequisites: HSV-220, HSV-261.

 

HSV-285 - CASE MANAGEMENT: INTAKE TO DISCHARGE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: The course will offer an overview of the twelve core functions recognized as necessary for certification (assessment, treatment, planning, record keeping, etc.). Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform each core function. Prerequisites: HSV-261, HSV-163, SPC-112, ENG-105.

 

HSV-920 - COUNSELING PRACTICUM

Lecture: 0Lab: 40Credit: 11

Description: Supervised experience in substance abuse counseling which emphasizes practical application of the core functions. Prerequisite: A student must receive a grade of 'C' (2.0) or higher in each of the following courses: HSV-261, HSV-163, HSV-228, HSV-262, HSV-220, and HSV-285. Corequisite: HSV-925.

 

HSV-925 - COUNSELING PRACTICUM SEMINAR

Lecture: 1Lab: 0Credit: 1

Description: A class discussion and review of HSV-920 experience and the study of current issues in substance abuse. Prerequisites: HSV-261, HSV-163, HSV-228, HSV-262, HSV-220 and HSV-285.

 

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

PSY-121 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A systematic study of life-span development. Individual differences in behavior as well as cultural norms are considered in relation to heredity and environment.

 

SOC-115 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: An investigation into a selection of social problems involving alternative solutions. Topics may include drug and alcohol abuse, crime, violence, prejudice and discrimination, and human sexuality.

 

SOC-136 - FOUNDATIONS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to study the theories of conflict and conflict transformation. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop conflict resolution skills as well as to examine their own comfort with conflict. The course will also introduce students to various forms of conflict resolution and transformation, including mediation, structured dialogue, circle processes, restorative justice and strategic peacebuilding.

 

SOC-160 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: The introductory course in social welfare systems and social work practice surveys the historical development of the social work profession in conjunction with the development of social welfare services in the United States, social welfare system responses to a variety of current social problems; generalist social work as a distinct profession; and specific settings and methods of social work practice.

 

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

 

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis. Required for A.A. and A.S. degrees.

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