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Addiction Studies Associate in Applied Science

Addictions Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students at Harold Washington. Please refer to the Addictions Studies program at Kennedy-King.

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Many Addictions Studies practitioners find employment in medical and non-medical detoxification centers, rehabilitation programs, community mental health centers and family service centers, halfway houses, therapeutic communities, business, or industry. Some combine counseling with such primary professions as nursing, social work, school guidance counseling, or the clergy.     
The program is accredited by the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Credit Hours (CH)


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General Education Requirements

15  CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements​​ for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.   ​

Communications (3 CH)

Fine Arts & Humanities course (3 CH)

Social & Behavioral Sciences course (3 CH)

Physical & Life Sciences course (3 CH)

Mathematics course (3 CH)

Program Core Requirements

37  CH

Additional Requirements


Elective Program Requirements

6  CH
Students must take 6 credit hours of electives. Courses in such fields as Education, Gerontology, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech/Communication are valuable to primary studies in alcoholism and substance abuse. Students should meet with a College Advisor for selection of elective courses.​  

Area of Focus


Focus Electives


Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6  CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours

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