Work-based Learning/Internship Requirements:

There are two (2) work-based learning classes required for the substance abuse concentration. Students who intend on becoming certified as substance abuse counselors must meet the requirements laid out by the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board. For WBL hours to count towards certification with NCASPPB students should have their internship hours recorded and signed by a site supervisor who is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor.

Courses

Required Courses for Program AAS CERT
ACA 122 College Transfer Success
BIO 111 General Biology I
CIS 110 Intro to Computers
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HSE 112 Group Process I
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques
HSE 125 Counseling
HSE 210 Human Services Issues
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention
HUM Humanities
MED 118 Medical Law and Ethics
PSY 150 General Psychology
PSY 241 Developmental Psych
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview
SAB 120 Intake and Assessment
SAB 125 Substance Abuse Case Management
SAB 135 Addictive Process
SAB 240 SAB Issues in Client Service
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 220 Social Problems
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II
WBL 125 Work-Based Learning Seminar II
Semester Hours Required for Degree 69 17

AAS = Associate in Applied Science
CERT= Certificate (Substance Abuse)
✔ Denotes required for degree completion

Outlook for Employment

Students must first apply for the Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) credentials from the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board in order to become employed as addiction counselors/specialist. Graduates of the program will qualify for employment in drug and alcohol treatment facilities, mental health centers, and community health centers.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services 2 2 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview 3 0 0 3
SAB 120 Intake and Assessment 3 0 0 3
16 4 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER
ACA 122 College Student Success 0 2 0 1
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2 0 0 2
MED 118 Medical Law & Ethics 2 0 0 2
PSY 241 Dev. Psychology 3 0 0 3
SAB 135 Addictive Process 3 0 0 3
SAB 240 SAB Issues in Client Serv. 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 3
16 2 0 17
FALL SEMESTER
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
HSE 112 Group Process I 1 2 0 2
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 0 3
SAB 125 SAB Case Management 3 0 0 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL 115 WBL Seminar 1 0 0 1
13 4 10 16
SPRING SEMESTER
BIO 111 Biology 3 3 0 4
HSE 125 Counseling 3 0 0 3
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
HUM XXX Humanities 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II 0 0 10 1
WBL 125 WBL Seminar 1 0 0 1
16 3 10 15
61 13 20 69

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS
REQUIRED FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE: 69