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Substance Abuse (AAS)


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CIP 51.1599
Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) (Human Services Specialization)
Program Code: 480-04
Program Length: 2 years - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 67
Distance Learning Option Available

Program Advisor:

Seth Helmandollar
276.964.7385

 

Purpose:
The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students as paraprofessionals in the field of human services. Successful completion of the program will qualify students for entry-level jobs in social services, mental health facilities where substance use is prevalent, substance abuse facilities, and correctional facilities. The program will expose the student to the characteristics, basic skills, and knowledge necessary for human service providers with wishing to provide basic helping skills to individuals with various substance use disorders. 

Occupational Objectives:
preparation for positions as human service workers in the following settings:
Alcohol Treatment Programs, Residential and Non-Residential Treatment Facilities for Substance Use, Domestic and Sexual Violence Shelters, Correctional Institutions, Group Homes and Clubhouses, and Juvenile Treatment Centers. 

 

Admission Requirements:
Those set forth by the college are listed under general admission. Including but not limited to applying for Admission prior to enrollment. 

 

 

 

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16

Second Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 1
  • Course Credits: 17

Third Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 1
  • Course Credits: 16

Fourth Semester


Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 18
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 18

Total Minimum Credits: 67


*Developmental coursework may be required prior to or along with the course. Please complete the Direct Enrollment Survey at https://desurvey.vccs.edu/ to determine your eligibility. 

**Select from Humanities Block II of the UCGS or determine transfer institution requirements prior to selection. 

***Select from Social Science Block III of the UCGS or determine transfer institution prior to selection. 

**Humanities Electives:


Determine transfer institution’s requirements prior to selection.

***Requires approval of the Human Services Advisor.


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