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    Aug 14, 2022  
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog 
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addictions Studies, AA

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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Addictions/Behavior Health on the junior level.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Relate addiction theory as applied to the human service worker.
  • Apply the psychological theories that are pertinent to the causes of addictive behavior and its treatment.
  • Apply the sociological theories that explain the causes of addictive behavior and its treatment.
  • Analyze the sociobiological basis of addictive conduct and its implications for assessment and treatment of substance abuse.
  • Identify the pertinent laws that regulate controlled substances and address prevention, prosecution and treatment.
  • Analyze the pharmacological and physiological factors that are involved in chemical dependence.
  • Identify symptoms, signs and personal history background of the addicted individual.
  • Show counseling skills in individual and group approaches to help chemically dependent individuals.
  • Create a case management system including roles, duties and functions in order to serve the organizational purposes of a human service organization.
  • Transfer to an accredited college/university

Required Program of Study

See General Education Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


Suggested Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Courses selected as electives will depend upon the institution to which you will transfer. Please refer to the Addictions Studies curriculum guide on our website. It is essential that you consult with a Faculty Advisor for assistance in selecting elective courses. However, it is the responsibility of students to meet with an admissions representative from the four-year institution to determine its transfer policies.

Total Credits=60

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