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Human Services A.A.S. Degree - Substance Abuse/Addiction Option (683)


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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Mission: The Chesapeake College Human Services Degree—Substance Abuse/Addiction Option provides comprehensive training in substance abuse/addiction counseling for paraprofessionals new to or already employed in the human services field.

Program Description: The Human Services Degree—Substance Abuse/Addiction program is designed to provide training for paraprofessionals already employed in the field. The program will provide sufficient educational training to individuals who seek employment or who are upgrading their skills in the area of substance abuse/addiction. Human Services courses comprise the major part of the program. Students will also take courses in related subjects and general education. Students should consult with the College’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The Human Services Degree—Substance Abuse/Addiction Option program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Prepare students for entry-level certification towards meeting the Maryland regulations for substance abuse counseling.
  • Prepare students for entry-level substance abuse/addiction employment in a human service agency or for transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work program at a four-year institution.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the ethical standard and legal aspects of counseling.
  • Analyze the immediate and long-term effects of substance use and abuse.
  • Differentiate, characterize, and articulate best practices of individual, family, and group therapy models.
  • Examine the present state of knowledge in psychopathology and abnormal behavior as it relates to counseling, guidance, and psychotherapy. Articulate the ethical standard and legal aspects of counseling.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate counseling needs of mental health patients using diagnostic tools and basic counseling skills.
  • Analyze the personal, educational, theoretical and systemic qualities associated with effective counseling.
  • Investigate the immediate and long-term effects and influential social factors of substance use and abuse.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate intervention needs in multicultural settings.

Contact Person: Dr. Herbert Ziegler

Students interested in Salisbury University’s Bachelor of Social Work program offered through the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center should follow the Liberal Arts & Sciences (200) program and work with an advisor in selecting appropriate courses.  For more information, please contact the Chesapeake College Transfer Advisor.

Program Requirements


[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Fall Semester II


Minimum Required Credits: 60


Arts/Humanities (G.Ed.) Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

BIO/Natural Sciences (G.Ed.) Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Mathematics (G.Ed.) Electives


Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):

Prerequisites/Corequisites


+ See course description for details.

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