Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Drug and Alcohol

ALLEGHENY, SOUTH 
Diploma (414.1)

This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a clinician in a drug and/or alcohol treatment center. Training is in counseling technique, case management, prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Describe, define and differentiate the various models or paradigms currently used to understand the field of chemical dependency.
  2. Examine, define, and explain the addiction counseling theories, the philosophy of the theories and techniques for change.
  3. Identify and name the various drugs of abuse and the legal drugs that are used to manage withdrawal and maintain patients.
  4. Appraise, describe and practice ethics as they pertain to the field of chemical dependency;
  5. Demonstrate awareness of communicable diseases that are particularly problematic in this field, especially HIV/AIDS, HBV and HCV.
  6. Appraise and explain those aspects of the discipline of law that interface with the field of chemical dependency.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment in entry-level positions such as interviewers in rehabilitation treatment settings, halfway houses, detox centers, missions, women's shelters, juvenile treatment facilities, and methadone maintenance centers.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Diploma Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 18

First Semester

Course #     

Course Name

Credits

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC-101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC-117

Understanding Chemical Dependency         

3

    

Total Credits

9

Second Semester

PSY-230

Counseling the Addict

3

SOC-118

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Practicum

3

 

Restricted Elective1

3

    

Total Credits

9

1Restricted Electives

ETH-101

Ethnic and Diversity Studies

3

ETH-112

Understanding Violence in America

3

ETH-114

Achieving Cultural Competence

3

SOC-212

Social Problems

3

SOW-101

Introduction to Social Work

3

SOW-106

Interviewing Skills

3

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