HUMAN SERVICES

ADDICTION STUDIES CERTIFICATE
(formerly titled Alcohol & Drug Studies)

The Human Services Department offers a certificate program approved by the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE).  Students completing this program will have the necessary academic requirements to apply for professional credentials.   Information can be obtained by contacting: CAADAC (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors, Credentialing Committee); C.A.T.C. (Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor); CAARR (California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources); CADDTP (California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs); or CANSA (California Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse).  To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€.  At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (27 Units) are listed in suggested sequence:

Course Number  Course Title       Units

HUSR 200 C   Introduction to Human Services    3
PSY 139 C      Developmental Psychology     3
HUSR 210 C   Introductory Fieldwork      3
HUSR 211 C   Advanced Fieldwork       3
HUSR 225 C   Families and Substance Abuse     3
HUSR 240 C   Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society    3
HUSR 241 C   Intervention Strategies     3
HUSR 242 C   Drugs and Physiology      3
HUSR 275 C   Ethical Issues in Human Services

Select a minimum of 9 units from the elective courses listed below:

Elective Course Number Course Title       Units

ETHS 100 C   American Ethnic Studies     3
      OR 
ETHS 100 HC   Honors American Ethnic Studies             (3)
HUSR 221 C   Crisis Intervention and Referral Services   3
HUSR 222 C   Group Leadership / Group Process   3
HUSR 223 C   Helping Skills in Human Services    3
HUSR 224 C   Self-Esteem Strategies      3
HUSR 226 C   Behavior Modification     3
HUSR 243 C   Co-Occurring Disorders     3
HUSR 270 C   Introduction to Victimology     3
HUSR 281 C   Prevention Strategies      3
HUSR 290 C   Human Services in Criminal Justice    3
HUSR 291 C   Counseling in Criminal Justice     3
PSY 131 C      Cross-Cultural Psychology      3

Total units required for Addiction Studies Certificate = 36 Units

 To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€.  At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.  Consult your counselor if you are interested in the General Education classes necessary for an Associate in Arts Degree.

Revised 9/2015