Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS)



150 Introduction to Chemical Dependency - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 101 or Sociology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Sciences 150 or Psychology 265: Introduction to Chemical Dependency.
This course is a study of the basic concepts of chemical dependency. Emphasis is placed on understanding chemical dependency from an interdisciplinary level and on examining the socio-cultural patterns of dependency. Individual student's potential as a chemical dependency counselor will also be addressed. Students beginning the certificate program should start with this course. This course is also appropriate for any student wishing to learn more about alcohol and other drug use, abuse and dependency. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

152 Physiology and Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 101 or Sociology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment:This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Science 152 or Psychology 265: Physiology and Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs.
This course is a study of the neurochemical, physical and mental effects of commonly used addictive psychoactive substances on the human biological system. Emphasis is placed on the basic pharmacology of psychoactive drugs, the medical consequences of abuse and addiction, and therapeutic approaches for managing chemical dependency. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

154 Prevention, Intervention, Legal & Ethical Issues of Psychoactive Drug Use - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 101 or Sociology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Sciences 154 or Psychology 265: Prevention, Intervention, Legal and Ethical Issues of Psychoactive Drug Use.
This course is a study of ethical and legal components of the chemical dependency field. Emphasis is placed on professional responsibility and patients’ rights as they relate to various models of primary prevention and intervention. Topics also include community needs and resources and the influence of the media on prevention and intervention. This course is intended for students majoring in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies or those interested in how to keep individuals from developing alcohol and other drug problems.This course is also intended for students wanting to learn the ethical and legal responsibilities of a helping professional. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

156 Chemical Dependency Case Management - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 150, 152, and 154 and Psychology 161 and Sociology 101, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit in Behavioral Sciences 156 or Psychology 265: Chemical Dependency Case Management.
This course is a study of the theory and practical application of the twelve core functions of chemical dependency counseling as they apply to case management. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to work effectively in the field of chemical dependency. Extensive knowledge of the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for Substance-Related Disorders and the Federal Confidentiality Regulations for Alcohol/Drug Records is required to achieve in this course. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

158 Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 150, 152 and 154, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Sciences 158 or Psychology 265: Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques.
This course is a study of the theory and techniques involved in treating the family as well as the chemically dependent person as the client. Emphasis is placed on diagnosing family codependency, treatment strategies, prevention and intervention with an interdisciplinary perspective. This course is open to students who have completed Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 150, 152 and 154 and should be taken after a student's first semester in the Alcohol and Other Drug Studies program. It is a required advanced course for the Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

160 Group Dynamics in Chemical Dependency Counseling - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 150, 152, and 154, and Psychology 161 and Sociology 101, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Sciences 160.
This course is a study of the theory and application of group counseling approaches, methods and techniques with an emphasis on chemical dependency problems. Course content includes the dynamics of small group interaction and allows students to develop effective communication, interpersonal and leadership skills from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course is designed for students majoring in Behavioral Sciences. (FT) Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU and/or private colleges and universities.

162 Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 156 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Corequisite: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 163 or 270.
Advisory: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 158 and 160 each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Science 162.
This course is a study of the nature of chemical dependency treatment with an emphasis on developing the skills and abilities of the student-as-intern. Emphasis is placed on supporting students enrolled in the Chemical Dependency Internship. Throughout this course, students engage in critical analysis of their strengths and weaknesses as interns and as potential professionals in the field. This is a restricted class. This course is open to students only in their final semester within the Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Certificate Program. Students taking this class must be doing an internship (Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 163 or 270) in the same semester. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

163 Chemical Dependency Internship - Hours by Arrangement, 3.5 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 162.
Advisory: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 156, 158, and 160, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Behavioral Sciences 163.
This course provides students with a hands-on learning experience via a directed field study resulting from the cooperative effort of a provider agency, the instructor and the student. Emphasis is placed on enabling the student intern to learn and experience the work of a chemical dependency professional while receiving college credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

270 Work Experience in Chemical Dependency - Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 162.
Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from Work Experience Coordinator for registration. A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.