Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- A minimum of 18 units of SBCC General Education Requirements (Areas A-D) and Institutional Requirements (Area E) and Information Competency Requirement (Area F)
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A total of 15 units through SBCC.
|ADC 120||Alcohol and Other Drugs 1,2||3|
|ADC 121||Basic Interviewing And Counseling Skills 1,2||3|
|ADC 122||Pharmacological And Physiological Effects Of Alcohol And Other Drugs 1||3|
|ADC 123||Group Treatment 1,2||3|
|ADC 124||Chemical Dependency and the Family 1||3|
|ADC 125||Co-Occurring Disorders I: Recognition and Referral 1||3|
|ADC 126||Treatment And Case Management Of Chemically-Dependent Individual 1||4|
|ADC 152||Clinical Process||3|
|ADC 290||Work Experience in Alcohol and Drug Counseling||4|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3-4|
|or PSY 100H||General Psychology, Honors|
|Required Alcohol and Drug Counseling Elective Course|
|Select 3 units of the following:||3|
|Substance Abuse and Society|
|Relationships in Recovery|
|Finding Your Authentic Voice|
|Complementary Treatment: Auricular Acupuncture, Nutrition and Amino Acid Therapy|
|Introduction to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous|
|Emotional Balance and Mindfulness in Recovery|
|Diversity and Cultural Issues In Counseling: Identity, Expression and Addiction 3|
|Attitudes, Motivation and Behavior Change 3|
|Substance Abuse and Adolescents 3|
|Anger Management and Family Violence 3|
|Co-Occurring Disorders II: Management and Treatment 3|
|Eating Disorders I|
|Multiple Sexual Addictions|
|Introduction to Process Addictions|
|Recovery Through Movement|
|Integral Treatment Modalities|
|Required Behavioral Science Elective|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Personality Dynamics And Effective Behavior|
|Introduction To Sociology|
or SOC 101H
|Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|Marriage, Family and Intimacy|
Acceptable substitutions are as follows: ADC 100 will substitute for ADC 120 Alcohol and Other Drugs; ADC 101 will substitute for ADC 121 Basic Interviewing And Counseling Skills; ADC 102 will substitute for ADC 122 Pharmacological And Physiological Effects Of Alcohol And Other Drugs;ADC 107 will substitute for ADC 123 Group Treatment; ADC 108 will substitute for ADC 124 Chemical Dependency and the Family; ADC 112 will substitute for ADC 125 Co-Occurring Disorders I: Recognition and Referral; and ADC 105 and ADC 106 or ADC 106 and ADC 116 will substitute for ADC 126 Treatment And Case Management Of Chemically-Dependent Individual.
ADC 120 Alcohol and Other Drugs and ADC 121 Basic Interviewing And Counseling Skills should be taken before other ADC counseling courses (i.e., ADC 123 Group Treatment, ADC 124 Chemical Dependency and the Family, ADC 126 Treatment And Case Management Of Chemically-Dependent Individual).
Acceptable substitutions are as follows: ADC 103 will substitute for ADC 130 Diversity and Cultural Issues In Counseling: Identity, Expression and Addiction; ADC 109 will substitute for ADC 131 Attitudes, Motivation and Behavior Change; ADC 110 will substitute for ADC 132 Substance Abuse and Adolescents; ADC 113 or ADC 114 will substitute for ADC 133 Anger Management and Family Violence; and ADC 115 will substitute for ADC 134 Co-Occurring Disorders II: Management and Treatment.
- Implement a systematic approach to screening and assessment of individuals thought to have a substance use disorder and who are being considered for addiction-related services in a crisis situation.
- Use a collaborative process in which professionals and the client develop a written document that identifies important treatment goals within measurable, time-sensitive action steps toward achieving those goals with expected outcomes.
- Employ the administrative, clinical and evaluative activities that bring the client, treatment services and other resources together to focus on the issues and needs identified in the treatment plan.
- Facilitate the client’s progress toward mutually determined treatment goals and objectives, including counseling methods that are sensitive to individual client needs and to the influence of significant others, as well as the client’s cultural and social norms.
- Present clients, families, significant others and community groups with information on risks related to psychoactive substance use, as well as available prevention, treatment and recovery resources.
- Record the screening and intake process, assessment, treatment plan, clinical reports and progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related data. Adhere to the obligations of an addiction counselor within accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and professional development.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.