Substance Abuse Specialty
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Learn principles and skills in social work with an emphasis on drug and alcohol treatment and prevention.
Program/Major Codes: AASSUBSTABUS/SSS
What can I do with this degree?
Career Options: Entry-level employment in positions providing substance abuse services and related community outreach.
Academic Options: Students intending to transfer to a four-year university should pursue the Social Services AA degree.
General Education Requirements
This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.**
|Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement||6|
|Humanities and Social Science Requirement||3|
|Computer and Information Literacy Requirement||1-3|
Required Core Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|SSE 110||Introduction to Social Welfare||3|
|SSE 111||Group Work||3|
|SSE 121||Study of Substance Abuse||3|
|SSE 123||Substance Abuse Prevention||3|
|SSE 210||Community Organization and Development||3|
|SSE 211||Group Technique Applications||3|
|SSE 220||Treatment of the Substance Abuser||3|
|SSE 222||Political, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Drug Use||3|
|SSE 281||Social Service Delivery Systems||3|
|SSE 285||Foundations of Social Work Practice||3|
|SSE 292||Social Services Field Experience||4|
Required Support Courses
* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core or support courses: Humanities and Social Science Requirement - SSE 110 fulfills 3 credits in the Social Science category. Complete a course from the Humanities/Fine Arts or Leadership/Ethics category.
** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global awareness).
*** Please see an advisor to select appropriate coursework.