GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SPECIALIST IN ALCOHOL/DRUG STUDIES

The program is designed to provide academic preparation and field experience for individuals employed, or preparing for employment, as alcohol and drug abuse specialists in public and private agencies. During the capstone internship classes, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize their counseling and cognitive abilities necessary to integrate the counselor skills and ethical standards learned in the preceding Alcohol/Drug Studies Counseling program courses. Students will be able to demonstrate the cognitive and counseling abilities necessary to integrate the counselor competencies and standards learned in a two year Alcohol/Drug Studies Counseling program, including evidence-based theory and competencies inherent in entry level alcohol/drug counselor positions. To earn a certificate the student must complete the core courses and selected courses from each section as designated, for a total of 39 units. The program is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators and designed to meet the certification requirements of both the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the Coalition of Program Standards.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  Core Courses (9 units)
  AD ST 101 Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Dependency 3
AD ST 101 or equivalent. (may be taken concurrently) AD ST 103 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery 3
AD ST 101 and 103 (AD ST 101 and 103 may be taken concurrently) AD ST 105 Pharmacology: Alcohol and Other Drugs 3
  Behavioral courses (6 units)
 Eligibility for ENGL 101 PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3
      Select 3 units from the following to complete 6 units of behavioral courses
PSYCH 101 PSYCH 104 Social Psychology 3
  PSYCH 110 Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment 3
Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151 ETH S 121* Ethnic and Racial Minorities  
Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Skill courses (9 units)
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 110 Counseling Techniques and Case Management 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 112 Group Therapy and the Therapeutic Process 3
      Select 3 units from the following to complete 9 units of skill courses
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 111 Family Dynamics and Addiction 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 113 Chemical Dependency and Human Sexuality 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 114 Special Populations 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 115 Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families 3
AD ST 101 and 103 AD ST 118 Chemical Dependency and Domestic Violence 3
AD ST 105 (may be taken concurrently) AD ST 119 Chemical Dependency  and Co-occurring  Disorders 3
  Field Experience (4 units)
AD ST 105 or equivalent AD ST 154 Self-Help Groups, Recovery, and Community Networking 4
  Cultural Diversity (3 units)
Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151 ANTHR 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
CHLDV 135 CHLDV 156 Teaching A Diverse Society 3
  ENGL 124 Contemporary Literature 3
  ETH ST 101 Latin American Cultural Experience 3
  ETH ST 102 Latinos in the United States 3
  ETH ST 110 Contemporary Ethnic Women 3
  ETH ST 111 European Immigrants in America, 1776 to Present 3
  ETH ST 120 Mexican-American Studies 3
Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151 ETH ST 121* Ethnic and Racial Minorities 3
  ETH ST 123 Asians in America 3
  ETH ST 124 Japanese Experience in America 3
  ETH ST 125 Native American Studies 3
  ETH ST 132 The African American Experience in the United States 3
  ETH ST 164 The Armenian Diaspora 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HIST 111 The Woman in American History 3
  HIST 115 Rebellious Women in Modern America 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 105 or HUMAN 105H The Human Struggle 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 115 World Mythology 3
Eligibility for ENGL 101 HUMAN 125 Crosscurrents: American Social Values 3
   HUMAN 135 Humanities and the World of Work 3
  MUSIC 128 Music of America 3
  PHILO 113 Comparative World Religions: Near East 3
  PHILO 114 Comparative World Religions: Far East 3
  PHILO 118 Women, the Earth, and the Divine 3
  PSYCH 111 Women: Mind and Body 3
  PSYCH 113 Psychology of Women 3
  SOC S 127 Los Angeles County: History, Politics, and Culture 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 39

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
* ETH S 121 may be counted in one area only.
 
August 2014 GCC CATALOG 2014-2015
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

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