Addiction Counselor Education (AA)
Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information.
Students who earn Clark College's Associate in Arts degree qualify to transfer to most Washington colleges and universities with junior standing. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as soon as possible.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|Health & Physical Education|
|Course Options 1||15|
|Select 10 additional credits/units from two other departments||10|
|Course Options 2||15|
|Major Area Requirements|
|ACED 101||SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY||3-5|
|or HSSA&101||INTRO TO ADDICTIVE DRUGS|
|ACED 122||INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS COUNSELING SKILLS||3|
|ACED 125||GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTIONS||3|
|ACED 136||LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|ACED 160||PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE||3|
|ACED 201||THEORIES OF COUNSELING||3|
|PSYC&200||LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY 3||5|
|Additional Specified Electives||4|
Select courses from at least two (2) subject areas for a minimum of fifteen (15) credits/units. You may include no more than 10 credits/units from any one subject area. A maximum of five (5) credits/units of “B” list coursework may be applied. A maximum of five (5) credits/units of 100-level world language can be applied.
Must include a lab science.
For non-majors also.
Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
- Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
- Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
- Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of clients, patients, colleagues, the public, and other healthcare providers.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors when working with clients, patients, other professionals, and the public.
- Successfully complete Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional exam.
- Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
- Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings including individual and group counseling situations.