The mission of the Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program is to prepare students with academic training and hands on experience for employment in various substance abuse treatment settings and obtain California state certification as a drug and alcohol counselor. The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program facilitates and enhances student learning in a supportive environment, through comprehensive education, utilizing academic courses and field placement experiences.
Intended to prepare you for immediate work opportunities or to add skills to your resume. Only coursework for the major is required. This is the shortest program with various unit requirements depending on the discipline.
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Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)To earn a certificate of achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below. To earn an associate’s degree in this program, complete the program requirements below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
|Course||Units||Face-to-Face at FEC||Online||Pre-Req|
|PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology||3||Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20||Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 150: Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Studies||3||Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 155: The Physiology and Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs||3||Fall 19|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 160: Prevention, Intervention, and Education||3||Fall 19|
|PSYC 225: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior||3||Fall 20||Fall 19, Spring 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 250: Group Leadership and Process||3||Spring 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 255: Case Management, Law and Ethics||3||Spring 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 260: Chemical Dependency Family Counseling||3||Summer 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 299: Directed Field Experience II||6||Fall 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 299L: Lab||2 or 3||Fall 20||Corequisite PSYC/SOC/AODS 299|
|SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology||3||Fall 19, Spring 20||Fall 19, Spring 20, Summer 20|
|SOC 110: Social Problems||Spring 20||Fall 19, Summer 20|
|Group Two (Select 4-5 units)|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 140: Introduction to Psychological and Social Services||4|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 298: Directed Field Experience I||3||Summer 20|
|PSYC/SOC/AODS 298L: Lab||2 or 3||Summer 20||Corequisite PSYC/SOC/AODS 298|
|Total Units 37 - 40|
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