CURRICULAR GUIDE

Substance Abuse
Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: 0220  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Substance Abuse workers with an associate degree assist social workers or
psychologists in agencies focusing on substance abuse. Graduates may be
employed in private clinics, public or community agencies, or work-site
programs specializing in substance abuse treatment and prevention. Additional
education is needed for advanced positions. Individuals wishing to do
counseling should be certified as a certified addictions counselor through the
Michigan Office of Substance Abuse Services. Two semesters of field work in a
substance abuse agency are included in the program. Not all courses in this
program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an
academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.        
REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ANAT 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 112    Introduction/Substance Abuse                                     3
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
HUSE 241    Substance Abuse Prevention                                       3
HUSE 242    Chemically Dependent Family                                      3
HUSE 244    Sub Abuse:Treatment, Intrv                                       3
HUSE 286    Substance Abuse Practicum I (See Note 1)                         4
HUSE 288    Substance Abuse Practicum II                                     4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 16 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             4 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 3)                        4
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 2))        0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Social Science                                           4 Credits
POLS 120    American Political System                                        4
POLS 121    State and Local Government                                       4
PSYC 200    Introduction to Psychology                                       4

CHOICE 3:   Humanities (See Note 4)                                  8 Credits
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    There is an application process and guidelines for admission into the
      field placement component. Students should meet with a program advisor
      to develop a plan to meet all field work prerequisites. Applications are
      due by April 1 for admission to Fall field placement. Application
      packets with current requirements are available beginning in January
      from the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
      Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175. Contact a program advisor for
      further information.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students must select a 4 credit course that will also satisfy the
      Science/Mathematics transfer requirement for MACRAO in order to meet
      program requirements. See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer
      Information" section of this catalog.
4.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement for appropriate humanities courses.
5.    HUSE 100, HUSE 112, HUSE 286, HUSE 288, and SOWK 203 must be completed
      with a minimum 2.5 or better. All other required HUSE courses must be
      completed with a minimum 2.0 grade or better.
6.    Students should plan to begin this curriculum summer semester.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
HUSE 100          ANAT 145          HUSE 101          HUSE 286
HUSE 112          HUSE 242          HUSE 240          SOCL 120
                  HUSE 244          HUSE 241          SPCH 120
                  WRIT 121          SOWK 203          Lim.Ch.3
                                    WRIT 122

HUSE 288