Substance Abuse Counselor / Associate of Applied Science

This program is designed to prepare you to become a Substance Abuse Counselor.

General Education (25 hrs)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 HRS)

  • ENG 111 English Composition I (3)
  • SPCH 130 Public Speaking (3)
  • ENG 112 English Composition II (3)

MATHEMATICS (3 HRS)

  • MATH 145 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

LABORATORY SCIENCE (8)

  • BIOL 110/L Survey of Modern Biology w/lab (4)

Choose two survey courses (with labs) from the following list: **

  • ASTR 110/L Introduction to Astronomy w/lab (4)
  • CHEM 110/L Introduction to Chemistry w/lab (4)
  • ES 112/L Environmental Science w/lab (4)
  • GEOL 101/L Physical Geology w/Lab (4)
  • PHYS 110/L Introduction to Physics w/Lab (4)

**You may substitute BIOL 201L for BIOL 110/L

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 HRS)*

  • ANTH 102 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • PSY 105 General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS (6 HRS)*

You must select survey courses from at least two different discipline areas from the following list:

  • ART 105 Introduction to Art (3)
  • ART 107 History of Art (3)
  • ENG Lit. courses numbered 260-298
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization I (3)
  • HIST 102 Western Civilization II (3)
  • HIST 161 History of the U.S. to 1877 (3)
  • HIST 162 History of the U.S. from 1877 (3)
  • HIST 260 History of New Mexico (3)
  • HUM 101 Humanities I (3)
  • HUM 102 Humanities II (3)
  • MUS 105 Music Appreciation (3)
  • PHIL 110 Intro to Philosophical Problems (3)
  • PHIL 220 Ethics (3)
  • THE 120 Introduction to Theatre I (3)
  • THE 130 History of Theatre (3)
  • THE 220 Introduction to Theatre II (3)
  • THE 225 Creative Drama Techniques for the Classroom K-12 (3)
  • THE 238 Teatro Chicano (3)

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION (1 HR)

  • Elective (1)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 HRS)

  • PSY 210 Theories of Personality and Counseling Applications (3)
  • PSY 217 Interviewing and Assessment (3)
  • PSY 232 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 240 Alcohol & Drug Abuse Evaluation & Assessment (3)
  • PSY 241 Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment & Referral (3)
  • PSY 260 Family Systems Theory and Counseling Applications (3)
  • PSY 275 Group Process (3)
  • PSY 281 Practicum -Substance Abuse Counselors (3)
  • SOC 140 Sociology of Alcohol & Drug Abuse (3)
  • SOC 141 Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3)
  • SOC 213 Deviant Behavior (3)

Total Credit Hours: 69

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