Addiction Studies

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 “C.” 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 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 3

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

Course Number 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 “C.”  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.