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Addiction Studies Counseling

This degree or certificate prepares students to perform counseling duties consistent with entry level addiction counselor positions in multiple levels of care. The 39-unit curriculum is an accredited and state approved and prepares graduates for the workforce with the required skills, competencies and standards to serve those afflicted with substance use disorders. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize their counseling and cognitive abilities necessary to integrate the counselor skills and ethical standards learned in the preceding Alcohol/Drug Studies Counseling program courses. Students will be able to demonstrate the cognitive and counseling abilities necessary to integrate the counselor competencies and standards learned in a two year Alcohol/Drug Studies Counseling program, including evidence-based theory and competencies inherent in entry level alcohol/drug counselor positions. Program Learning Outcomes include; appropriate evaluation and assessment, application of case management skills, application of group and individual counseling methodologies .and creating and adhering to treatment planning standards of care. Student must complete the core courses and selected courses from each section as designated, for a total of 39 units.

This program is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators and designed to meet the certification requirements of both the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the Coalition of Program Standards.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.

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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  Core Courses (9 units)
  AD ST 101 Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Dependency 3
AD ST 101 or equivalent. (may be taken concurrently) AD ST 103 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery 3
AD ST 101 and 103 (AD ST 101 and 103 may be taken concurrently) AD ST 105 Pharmacology: Alcohol and Other Drugs 3
  Behavioral courses
Eligibility for ENGL 101
PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3
  Skill courses (9 units)
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 110 Counseling Techniques and Case Management 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 112 Group Therapy and the Therapeutic Process 3
AD ST 105 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently) AD ST 119
Chemical Dependency  and Co-occurring  Disorders 3
  Select 3 units from the following
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 111 Family Dynamics and Addiction 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 114 Treatment Considerations with Diverse Populations
3
  Field Experience (4 units)
AD ST 103 or equivalent AD ST 154 Self-Help Groups, Recovery, and Community Networking 4
  Field Placement/Internship (8 units)
AD ST 110 and 112 or equivalent; Corequisite: AD ST 50 AD ST 152 Internship I 3
AD ST 110 and 112 or equivalent; Corequisite: AD ST 50 AD ST 153 Internship II 3
Corequisite: AD ST 152 or 153 AD ST 50 Alcohol and Drug Studies Internship
2 x 1
  Cultural Diversity (3 units)

ANTHR 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
CHLDV 140; and Verification of current TB clearance
CHLDV 156 Teaching A Diverse Society 3
  ETH S 102 Latinos in the United States 3
  ETH S 110 Contemporary Ethnic Women 3
  ETH S 111 European Immigrants in America, 1776 to Present 3
  ETH S 120 Mexican-American Studies 3
ENGL 100 or 191 or ESL 141 ETH S 121 Ethnic and Racial Minorities 3
  ETH S 123 Asians in America 3
  ETH S 124 Japanese Experience in America 3
  ETH S 125 Native American Studies 3
  ETH S 132 The African American Experience in the United States 3
  ETH S 164 The Armenian Diaspora 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HIST 111 The Woman in American History 3
  HIST 115 Rebellious Women in Modern America 3

Eligibility for ENGL 101

Eligibility for ENGL 101

HUMAN 105
or
HUMAN 105H

The Human Struggle

Honors The Human Struggle

3
or
3
ENGL 120 or ESL 151
HUMAN 125 Crosscurrents: American Social Values 3
   HUMAN 135 Humanities and the World of Work 3
  PHILO 118 Women, the Earth, and the Divine 3
  PSYCH 113 Psychology of Women 3
  SOC S 127 Los Angeles County: History, Politics, and Culture 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 39
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 
August 2020 GCC CATALOG 2020-2021
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.