Program of Study

HST - Substance Abuse Treatment, AAS


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Fall Semester 1
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
HSE 110  Introduction to Human Services
HSE 112  Group Process I
HSE 123  Interviewing Techniques
PSY 150  General Psychology
SAB 110  Substance Abuse Overview
SAB 137 Codependency 3 0 0 3
    Totals 15 18 
Spring Semester 1
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry
HSE 210 Human Services Issues 2 0 0 2
HSE 225  Crisis Intervention 3
SAB 135  Addictive Process
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
Choose one of the following:
GRO 120 Gerontology 3 0 0 3
HSE 227 Children & Adolescents 3 0 0 3
    Totals 17 17 
Summer Semester 1
ENG 114  Professional Research & Reporting
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
MAT 143  Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
    Totals 8 9
Fall Semester 2
HSE 125  Counseling
SAB 125  SAB Case Management
SAB 240  SAB Issues in Client Services
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
WBL 115 Work-Based Seminar I 1 0 0 1
Choose one of the following:        
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 0 3
    Totals 11 10  14 
Spring Semester 2
SAB 120 Intake and Assessment 3 0 0 3
SAB 210  Substance Abuse Counseling
SAB 250 Prevention & Education 2 0 0 2
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II 0 0 10 1
WBL 125 Work-Based Seminar II 1 0 0 1
    Totals 11 2 10  13

Admission criteria for Human Services Technology and Human Services Technology - Substance Abuse:

It is important that all potential applicants for the Human Services and Substance Abuse Treatment programs understand the admissions process. Please review carefully the information regarding minimum requirements and other pertinent information.

The applicant must:
  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Human Services Substance Abuse AAS Degree (A45380E) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED).  Exception: current high school students
  3. Submit official copies of all transcripts (high school and college). Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all necessary records are sent to the College Admissions Office.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the most recent academic transcript with ten semester hours completed excluding developmental courses.
  5. Meet the Southwestern Community College Placement Test requirement. This may be met by one of the following methods:
    1. Take and pass the basic components of the Computerized Placement Test. These consist of algebra, arithmetic, reading comprehension, grammar and basic computer skills. The test is administered several times each week on the Jackson and Macon Campuses and is free of charge. To schedule a test session, contact Testing Services at 828.339.4332. If you do not pass the basic components of the placement test, you must enroll in and successfully complete the appropriate developmental coursework prior to entering the program. If you are unsuccessful in achieving the appropriate cut-off scores in any component of the test, please see the academic retest policy.
    2. Appropriate SAT or ACT scores and successful completion of high school or college computer literacy course within the past six years. See admissions section for additional details.
    3. Provide an official high school transcript indicating graduation within the last five years with a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.6 and completion of a "fourth math" beyond Algebra II.
    4. Successful completion of a college-level math, algebra, English and computer literacy course.
  6. Complete a writing sample and email to l_clancy[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu, prior to interview with Program Director. To obtain the topic for writing sample, email l_clancy[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu
  7. Complete the Gordon Personal Profile Inventory ($25 fee) through the testing center prior to the interview with the Program Director.
  8. Complete interview with the program coordinator. Interviewed applicants who have not been assigned a space in the program will be placed on a waiting list. Should space become available, the next applicant on the list will be contacted for admission to the program. 
  9. All candidates need to complete their interviews for admission to the program with the Program Director as follows:
    Fall 2018 Semester - prior to May 25, 2018. An email will be sent by June 1, 2018 confirming admission to the program.  
    Spring 2019 Semester - prior to December 7, 2018. An email will be sent by December 12, 2018 confirming admission to the program.
Interviewed applicants who have not been assigned a space in the program will be placed on a waiting list. Should space become available, the next applicant on the list will be contacted for admission to the program.

  1. Applicants are responsible for submitting all the necessary records to the Admissions Office.
  2. All students admitted into a health science program may be required, by clinical or work-based site, to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug testing, prior to, or during clinical education coursework. The results of these tests could affect the student’s ability to progress in the program.
  3. All students completing a health science program may be required, by an external testing agency, to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug test prior to a state or national licensing/certification board approving the graduate to sit for licensure/certification exams.​




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