Associate in Science
The Associate in Science Human Services Degree is designed for students who intend to pursue baccalaureate education in Human Services, Psychology, or Social Work. The Generalist Program serves to integrate introductory studies of Mental Health, Addictions, and Gerontology within one program. This degree provides the student with the 270 hours of course work required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure. It also is designed to provide an opportunity for students who seek entry-level employment in public and private community agencies and institutions involved in social work professions.
Graduates will be able to:
- Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to client contact within a social services setting.
- Perform professionally, legally and ethically, displaying cultural competence, according to the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.
- Complete a Mental Status Exam paragraph and a Treatment Plan including a diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
- Define the Agency’s service delivery methods and which services are offered to meet the needs of the Agency’s client population.
- Apply research concepts to historical and current practice related to the human service profession.
- Demonstrate values and attitudes necessary to work in the human services profession.
- Recognize the social issues facing the aging, the mentally ill, and those suffering from addictions.