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HST: Substance Abuse (A4538E)

Please Note:  Program changes effective 2018 Fall. Please see your advisor if working off of an older catalog.

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.


Substance Abuse (Day) Semester Schedule

First Year - Fall Semester

ACA 122 College Transfer Success Credits: 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Credits: 3
HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services Credits: 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques Credits: 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Credits: 3
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview Credits: 3
    Credits: 16

First Year - Spring Semester

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Credits: 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Credits: 3
HSE 112 Group Process I Credits: 2
HSE 125 Counseling Credits: 3
SAB 120 Intake and Assessment Credits: 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3
    Credits: 17

Second Year - Fall Semester

HSE 227 Children & Adolescents in Crisis Credits: 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology Credits: 3
SAB 125 Substance Abuse Case Management Credits: 3
SAB 135 Addictive Processes Credits: 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family Credits: 3
SWK 113 Working with Diversity Credits: 3
    Credits: 18

Second Year - Spring Semester

HSE 210 Human Services Issues Credits: 2
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention Credits: 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Credits: 3
SAB 210 Substance Abuse Counseling Credits: 3
SAB 240 Substance Abuse Issues in Client Services Credits: 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I Credits: 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar I Credits: 1
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* Credits: 3
    Credits: 19