Degree Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement in Behavioral Sciences, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies program requires completion of the courses listed below.

Certificate of Achievement: Behavioral Sciences - Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
AODS 150, Introduction to Chemical Dependency3
AODS 153, Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques
3
AODS 154, Law, Ethics and Skills in Substance Abuse Conseling
3
SOCO 101, Principles of Sociology
3
AODS 156, Chemical Dependency Case Management
3
AODS 157, Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs
3
PSYC 101, General Psychology
3
AODS 160, Group Dynamics in Chemical Dependency Counseling
3
PSYC 161, Introduction to Counseling
3
PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology3

AODS 162 Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar
3
PSYC 161, Introduction to Counseling3
AODS 163, Chemical Dependency Internship
 3.5
 -OR- 
AODS 270, Work Experience in Chemical Dependency
4
 
Total: 36.5 - 37

*Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 270 must be substituted for 163 if a student has a paid internship.

Associate in Science: Behavioral Sciences - Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

The associate degree with an emphasis in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies requires completion of the Certificate of Achievement, Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. Recommended elective: Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 270. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Note: 
The AODS department recommends students take course in the order listed below.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
AODS 150, Introduction to Chemical Dependency3
AODS 153, Chemical Dependency Family Counseling Techniques
3
AODS 154, Laws, Ethics and Skills in Substance Abuse Conseling
3
SOCO 101, Principles of Sociology
3
AODS 156, Chemical Dependency Case Management
3
AODS 157, Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs 3
PSYC 101, General Psychology
3
AODS 160, Group Dynamics in CHemical Dependency Counseling
3
PSYC 161, Introduction to Counseling
3
PSYC 245, Abnormal Psychology
3
AODS 162, Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar
3
 AODS 163, Chemical Dependency Internship
 3.5
 -OR- 
 AODS 270*, Work Experience in Chemical Dependency
 4
 
Total: 36.5 - 37
*AODS 270 must be substituted for AODS 163 if student has a paid internship.