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Addiction Studies Associate in Applied Science

Addictions Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Many Addictions Studies practitioners find employment in medical and non-medical detoxification centers, rehabilitation programs, community mental health centers and family service centers, halfway houses, therapeutic communities, business, or industry. Some combine counseling with such primary professions as nursing, social work, school guidance counseling, or the clergy.    
    
The program is accredited by the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).    

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

64

Program/Plan Number

344

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements​​ for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.   ​

Program Core Requirements

43  CH
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Mental Health
MENHLTH 223
Intro To Addictions Studies 3
Includes treatment strategies, perspectives and understanding of the addiction process and its effects upon the individual, the family, employers, and society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 224
Principles and Practices of Addiction Studies 3
Basic clinical skills in alcoholism and substance abuse field; strategies in working with denial and resistance; diagnostic and assessment skills; history-taking; individual, family and group treatment modalities utilized with the alcoholic and/or substance abuser; termination process; aftercare and referral process. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Mental Health 223, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 229
Practicum In Addictions Treatment 6
Students work 20 hours per week in a mental health setting in the community under supervision of mental health professionals and participate in a two-hour seminar once a week, relating field experiences to mental health theory. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MENHLTH 228, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 230
Addictions & Family Treatment 3
Study of affects of alcoholism and substance abuse of the family; how spouse, children and extended family react to problematic drinking or drug abuse; examination of treatment including self-help groups. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Mental Health 223 and Mental Health 224), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 231
Addictions Treatment of Special Populations 3
Application of needs of special treatment populations, diagnosis and treatment of adolescent and elderly clients, sexual issues; patient education, prevention strategies, spirituality, relapse prevention and employee assistance programming, AIDS and eating disorders. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Mental Health 223 and Mental Health 224 and Mental Health 230), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
PSYCH 213
Abnormal Psychology 3
Abnormal behavior and its social significance; symptoms and dynamics of psychological disorders; neuroses and psychosomatic reactions, sociopathic psychoses; consideration of therapies and theories of prevention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Psychology 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Social Service
SOC SER 101
Introduction To Social Work 3
Concepts, principles, and processes encountered by social service workers; questions of motivation, acceptance, attitude, techniques of listening and interviewing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 100, or Grade of C or better in English 98, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 109
Report Writing for Social Service Aides 3
Introduction to records, reports, and forms required in social agencies; report writing and record keeping. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101 AND SOC SER 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 201
Principles of Social Work Practice 3
Introduction to social welfare resources of the community; discussion of methods to help persons make use of these resources, including analysis of the helping relationship, role of non-professional worker, problem-solving approach to individual, family, and community problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 212
Intro To Group Process 3
For persons who work with groups; parent groups, community action programs, recreation programs, church groups, or in child care programs. How individuals function as group members; role of the leader; encouraging participation and group action for achieving group goals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

6  CH
Courses in such fields as Education, Gerontology, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech/Communication are valuable to primary studies in alcoholism and substance abuse. Meet with a college Academic Advisor for elective course selection.​ 

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways