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Chemical Dependency Counseling (CDAAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: Fort Omaha Campus

This degree prepares students for positions in public and private sectors. A variety of learning experiences focus on theoretical and practical knowledge in working with chemically dependent individuals and their families. Students have the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to work with individuals or groups within the area of chemical dependency counseling. The intent of the program is to facilitate meeting Nebraska certification standards. State certification requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Graduation Requirements

General education

27.0

Major requirements

81.0–83.0

Total credit hours required

108.0–110.0

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

It is important for students in the Human Services program to take both English requirements in the first two quarters of the program.

Social sciences

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

Other

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Major requirements for Human Services – Chemical Dependency Counseling (81.0-83.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HMSV 1110Interpersonal Communication SkillsONLINE

3.5

HMSV 1120Helping Skills and Techniques

3.5

HMSV 1130Introduction to Counseling Theories

3.5

HMSV 1140Assessment, Case Planning, and ManagementONLINE

4.5

HMSV 1160Medical and Social Aspects of AddictionsONLINE

4.5

HMSV 2050Professional Ethics and IssuesONLINE

2.0

HMSV 2110Group Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2130Treatment Issues in Chemical DependencyONLINE

4.0

HMSV 2140Family Therapy

4.0

HMSV 2150Multicultural Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2160Advanced Group Skills

4.5

HMSV 2310Prepracticum

2.5

HMSV 2450Crisis Intervention

3.0

HMSV 2994Practicum I - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

HMSV 2995Practicum II - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

HMSV 2996Practicum III - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

PSYC 1120Human Growth and DevelopmentONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2350Fundamentals of Abnormal PsychologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 1010Introduction to SociologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMSV 2994, HMSV 2995, HMSV 2996: Because of the limited seats available for the required practicum courses (a factor beyond the College’s control), there may be a delay in graduation from the program.

HMSV 2994, HMSV 2995, HMSV 2996: Successful completion of all courses as stated for the first year of the program is required to be eligible to apply for participation in a practicum course. Students must submit documentation that verifies current certification in adult CPR and basic first aid before participating in practicum courses. EMSP 1010 Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED is offered through MCC as a 1.0 credit hour course

The coordinator of practicum education completes registration in practicum courses and practicum seminars.

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 2210Grant Writing

4.5

HMRL 1050Leadership: Training and Skill Development

4.5

HMSV 1010Introduction to Human ServicesONLINE

4.0

HMSV 1150Community Resources

4.5

HMSV 2120Social Services Policy

4.5

PSYC 1110Parenting and Family Problem SolvingONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2140Behavior Modification and Principles of LearningONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2150Survey of Human SexualityONLINE

4.5

PSYC 2450Social PsychologyONLINE

4.5

SLIS 1010American Sign Language I

6.0

SOCI 1050Sociology of HealthcareONLINE

4.5

SOCI 1250Introduction to AnthropologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2050Current Social ProblemsONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2060Multicultural IssuesONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2110Introduction to GerontologyONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2160Marital and Family RelationshipsONLINE

4.5

SOCI 2311Juvenile JusticeONLINE

4.5

SPAN 1050Spanish for Business IONLINE

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers in chemical dependency after two years of full-time study.

First Year

First Quarter

ENGL 1010English Composition IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

PSYC 1010Introduction to PsychologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:18.0

Second quarter

ENGL 1020English Composition IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMSV 1110Interpersonal Communication SkillsONLINE

3.5

HMSV 1160Medical and Social Aspects of AddictionsONLINE

4.5

PSYC 1120Human Growth and DevelopmentONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:17.0

Third quarter

HMSV 1120Helping Skills and Techniques

3.5

HMSV 1140Assessment, Case Planning, and ManagementONLINE

4.5

HMSV 2130Treatment Issues in Chemical DependencyONLINE

4.0

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

SOCI 1010Introduction to SociologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:21.0

Fourth quarter

HMSV 1130Introduction to Counseling Theories

3.5

HMSV 2050Professional Ethics and IssuesONLINE

2.0

HMSV 2110Group Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2150Multicultural Counseling

4.5

HMSV 2310Prepracticum

2.5

Total Credit Hours:17.0

Second Year

Fifth quarter

HMSV 2160Advanced Group Skills

4.5

HMSV 2450Crisis Intervention

3.0

HMSV 2994Practicum I - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

Total Credit Hours:12.5

Sixth quarter

HMSV 2140Family Therapy

4.0

HMSV 2995Practicum II - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

PSYC 2350Fundamentals of Abnormal PsychologyONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Seventh quarter

HMSV 2996Practicum III - Chemical Dependency Counseling

5.0

Other requirements

3.0-7.5

Total Credit Hours:8.0-12.5

Some courses may be taken pass/fail without tests for continuing education units (CEUs) in various professions without pursuing a degree in the program.

Individuals considering a degree or employment in the human services or chemical dependency fields should be aware of strict practicum admission qualifications. Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services checks are conducted before practicum placement is offered. The College reserves the right to share the results of any such investigation with any institution at which students intend to participate in a practicum experience. This practice is consistent with Nebraska state statutes.  Consult the Human Services program manual for other prerequisites to practicum placement.