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The Human Services Technologies curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take general education courses which prepare them for eventual specialization in specific human service areas.
Students take courses from a variety of academic disciplines. Core courses emphasize the development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to work successfully in human services. Fieldwork or internship experience will provide opportunities for the practical application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, corrections, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at four-year public and private institutions.
Upon successful completion of the Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Associate Degree program, the graduate should be able to:
- Develop and maintain skills in evidenced-based practices that support addictions treatment.
- Demonstrate awareness of addictive processes as they relate to human behavior and development from a biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual perspective.
- Demonstrate the roles, functions, and ethical principles of addictions professionals.
- Apply principles used to treat individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions.
- Apply ethical principles for working with clients with substance use disorders.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and communication skills necessary for employment as a substance abuse professional.
Note: All or some of the courses in this program may transfer to a 4-year institution. Please see your advisor and/or transfer institution of interest.