Addiction Counselor Education (AAS)(Plan Code: SAAACAPT)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
ENGL& 102English Composition II5
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Computational Skills
MATH 92Applied Elementary Algebra (or any higher level Math course)5
Human Relations
PSYC& 100General Psychology 15
Course Options3
Social Sciences
PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5
Natural Sciences
Course Options3
Major Area Requirements
ACED 101Survey of Addictionology 23-5
or HSSA& 101 Introduction to Addictive Drugs
ACED 125Group Counseling In Addictions3
ACED 132Introduction to Counseling Family Members3
ACED 136Law and Ethics In Addictions Counseling3
ACED 137Addictions and Mental Illness3
ACED 138Prevention and Education In The Community3
ACED 160Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse3
ACED 164Adolescent Addiction Assessment & Treatment3
ACED 170Air- and Blood-Borne Pathogens3
ACED 201Theories of Counseling3
ACED 202Multi-Cultural Addictions Counseling3
ACED 203Case Management In Addiction Medicine3
ACED 204Introduction to Addiction Counseling Skills3
ACED 205Advanced Techniques for Addiction Counsel3
ACED 210
ACED 211
Field Placement I
and Field Placement II
General Electives
Complete as many courses as necessary to reach 90 credits/units2-0
Total Credits/Units90

May count for both Human Relations and Social Science distribution.


For non-majors also.

Program Outcomes

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)
  • Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
  • 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.
  • Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings including individual and group counseling situations.

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