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ALCOHOL and OTHER DRUG STUDIES PROGRAM


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

COURSES and Course Resources for Students

 

COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 


GENERAL INFORMATION

The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) program provides students with the knowledge and skills to address fundamental issues encountered in the field of substance use, abuse and dependency. The knowledge and skills acquired by completing the program are also applicable to a broad range of human service settings such as social service agencies, mental health services, and programs providing counseling services to diverse demographic groups. Students are able to apply and integrate their academic learning through practicum experiences (internships) in various public and private agencies, institutions and businesses, based on students' preferences.

Completion of the Associate of Science degree will assist students in obtaining entry-level employment, job promotion/salary increases or transfer to a four-year college or university. Graduates have been employed in well-paying, benefitted positions with Public Health Departments, Social Service agencies, Youth service agencies, schools, Tribal programs and a variety of other governmental and non-governmental community agencies and programs.

The AODS Program exceeds the minimal standards for AODS Programs established by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These standards were identified by the State of California as meeting the educational requirements for counselor certification. Degree and certificate completers qualify to apply for certification through a variety of state-approved certification boards.  

AODS PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of Mendocino College’s Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program to:   

 

  1. Prepare students to function as ethical and competent entry-level AOD counselors, with an understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse populations which they will serve;
  2. Build and maintain effective partnerships with local human service agencies which support students’ education and help meet employer’s on-going needs for prepared, entry-level human service workers;
  3. Instill in graduates of the program a commitment to continued professional development. 

AODS COURSE SEQUENCE 2014-2016 

Fall, 2014

 

Semester 1

Spring, '15

Semester 2 

Summer, '15

Fall, '15 

Semester 3

Spring,'16 

Semester 4

AOD 151:AODS Overview [online]

HUS 154: Interviewing/ Counseling     

HUS 157:  Co-Occurring Disorders and Mental Health

AOD 153: Physiology/ Pharmacology            

HUS 159:  Intervention Theory

HUS 152:  Basic Skills 

HUS 155: Group Process/ Practice   

AOD158: Field Placement Preparation

HUS160: Law/ Ethics

HUS 161: Family Counseling

HUS  156: Case Mgmt/ Documentation HUS 162: Prevention Theory

HUS 163: Professional Competency

AOD164: Field Placement Seminar I

AOD165: Field Placement Seminar II

AOD 196: Work Experience (option)                   AOD 196: Work Experience (option)                

AOD 196: Work Experience (option)                       

AOD 197A: Field Placement Practicum

AOD 197A: Field Placement Practicum

Contact Us:

Professor Dan Jenkins, MA, HUS Programs Coordinator. djenkins@mendocino.edu; 707-468-3020.

Created: August 15, 2007 @ 07:38 PM
Last Modified: November 21, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

 





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