PCCC College Logo

2018-2019

Career Certificate

Human Services Specialist

For those interested in securing an entry level position in the counseling and addictions profession and for those wanting to complete the 270 hours of course work as required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification.  

Graduates will be able to:

  • Counsel individuals specific to the problems associated with addiction.
  • Perform professionally, legally and ethically, displaying cultural competence, according to the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals.
  • Complete components of a Psychosocial Assessment and diagnose using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Facilitate a counseling session.

Note:

Requirements for CADC/LCADC certification:

  • 270 educational hours * in alcohol and drug domains.
  • 3000 hours of supervised work experience.
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training.
  • participation in alcohol and drug abuse self-help meetings.
  • successful completion of an oral and a written examination.

* Educational hours are provided within specific courses.

Students interested in CACD should have field placement in a substance abuse facility. For all other students, placements will be in general social service agencies.


General Education Requirements(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
EN 101 Composition I 3
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3

Core Requirements(19 credits)

Code Name Credits
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3
HS 204 Group Dynamics 3
HS 207 Human Services Program Field Experience I 4
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3

Total Credits 31


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 12.0
Second Semester Credits
HS 203 Counseling Techniques 3.0
HS 209 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 3.0
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3.0
Total 9.0
Third Semester Credits
HS 204 Group Dynamics 3.0
HS 207 Human Services Program Field Experience I 4.0
HS 210 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions 3.0
Total 10.0