Health Sciences - Human Services Technology

HST - Substance Abuse Treatment, AAS

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse associate professionals, SA community workers, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.

This is a great stepping stone to Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.

HST - Substance Abuse, AAS - Program of Study - Course Information & Admissions Criteria