Transfer Programs

Degree: 

Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies with a Specialization in Substance Abuse

Length: 

Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: 

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies that provide human services and/or substance abuse prevention or treatment activities.

Occupational Objectives: 

Human Services Workers that specialize in Substance Abuse work with youth, adults and their families. They understand issues of addiction, assessment, and treatment of substance abuse as well as community based prevention and case management services. Graduates tend to work under the direction of workers from a variety of fields, such as psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative or social work.

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of the General Studies, Substance Abuse Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Internship Requirements: Admission to HMS 290(Coordinated Internship) is selective and must be approved by the internship coordinator. Eligibility is based on the following criteria: minimum GPA of 2.0, completion of course prerequisites (HMS 220, HMS 251, HMS 260), faculty recommendation, expected graduation date, and any relevant internship site requirements. Arrangements for the internship placement are made the semester prior to the one in which the student actually takes the class.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HMS 220 Addiction and Prevention 3
SDV 1001
1

Orientation Electives:  SDV 100, SDV 104, SDV 108, SDV 110 

College Success Skills 1 0 1
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3
BIO 1014
4

Lab Science Electives:  BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, GOL 106, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, PHY 242, CHM 260 

General Biology I 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 3 14

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 1555
5

Mathematics Electives:  MTH 155, MTH 154, MTH 157, MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 261, MTH 262, MTH 262, MTH 263, MTH 265, MTH 266, MTH 267 

Statistical Reasoning 3 0 3
HMS 260 Substance Abuse Counseling 3
BIO 1024 General Biology II 3 3 4
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 3 16
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 1106
6

Communication Electives:  CST 100, CST 110 

Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
SOC 215 Sociology of the Family 3
PSY 215 Abnormal Psychology 3
HLT/PED3
3

Health or PED Electives:  HLT 105, HLT 106, HLT 110, HLT 116, HLT 160, PED 107, PED 109, PED 111, PED 129, PED 147, PED 183, ADJ 138 

Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 7 0 16

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II 3
HMS 290 Coordinated Internship in Human Services 3 0 3
HUM 1002
2

Humanities Electives:  ART 101, CST 151, ENG 211,  ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, PHI 220, REL 200, REL 210, REL 230 

Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
PSY 2302 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
Elective2
2

Humanities Electives:  ART 101, CST 151, ENG 211,  ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, PHI 220, REL 200, REL 210, REL 230 

Humanities Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 0 15
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