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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Addictions Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

View the Semester Map for Addiction Studies Associate of Applied Science
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).
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

344

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Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General 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.   ​

Humanities/Fine Arts course (3)

Social/Behavioral Sciences course (3)

Humanities course (3)

 

Biology
BIOLOGY 107
Nutrition-Consumer Education 3
Science of food as it relates to health, including food composition and utilization, food preparation and preservation, nutrition, special diets, fad foods, and foods of the future; social and political aspects of food in the world's future. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

43 CH
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Mental Health
MENHLTH 223
Intro To Addictions Studies 3
Includes treatment strategies, perspectives and understanding of the addiction process and its effects upon the individual, the family, employers, and society. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 224
Principles and Practices of Addiction Studies 3
Basic clinical skills in alcoholism and substance abuse field; strategies in working with denial and resistance; diagnostic and assessment skills; history-taking; individual, family and group treatment modalities utilized with the alcoholic and/or substance abuser; termination process; aftercare and referral process. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Mental Health 223, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 228
Principles of Mental Health Practices 3
Mental health, the settings in which mental health problems are treated, and common types of mental health problems; review of treatment strategies and methods of intervention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENGLISH 101, MENHLTH 223, 224, 230,231, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
MENHLTH 229
Practicum In Addictions Treatment 6
Students work 20 hours per week in a mental health setting in the community under supervision of mental health professionals and participate in a two-hour seminar once a week, relating field experiences to mental health theory. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MENHLTH 223, 224, 230, 231 OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Must attend a mandatory orientation and prior acceptance of program and secure an approved practicum site before the first day of class.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 230
Addictions & Family Treatment 3
Study of affects of alcoholism and substance abuse of the family; how spouse, children and extended family react to problematic drinking or drug abuse; examination of treatment including self-help groups. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Mental Health 223 and Mental Health 224), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
MENHLTH 231
Addictions Treatment of Special Populations 3
Application of needs of special treatment populations, diagnosis and treatment of adolescent and elderly clients, sexual issues; patient education, prevention strategies, spirituality, relapse prevention and employee assistance programming, AIDS and eating disorders. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Mental Health 223 and Mental Health 224 and Mental Health 230), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
PSYCH 213
Abnormal Psychology 3
Abnormal behavior and its social significance; symptoms and dynamics of psychological disorders; neuroses and psychosomatic reactions, sociopathic psychoses; consideration of therapies and theories of prevention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Psychology 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Social Service
SOC SER 101
Introduction To Social Work 3
Concepts, principles, and processes encountered by social service workers; questions of motivation, acceptance, attitude, techniques of listening and interviewing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 100, or Grade of C or better in English 98, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 109
Report Writing for Social Service Aides 3
Introduction to records, reports, and forms required in social agencies; report writing and record keeping. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101 AND SOC SER 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King
SOC SER 201
Principles of Social Work Practice 3
Introduction to social welfare resources of the community; discussion of methods to help persons make use of these resources, including analysis of the helping relationship, role of non-professional worker, problem-solving approach to individual, family, and community problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101 AND Social Service 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
SOC SER 212
Intro To Group Process 3
For persons who work with groups; parent groups, community action programs, recreation programs, church groups, or in child care programs. How individuals function as group members; role of the leader; encouraging participation and group action for achieving group goals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

6 CH
Courses in such fields as Education, Gerontology, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech/Communication are valuable to primary studies in alcoholism and substance abuse. Meet with a college Academic Advisor for elective course selection.​  

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

 

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