2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog

Addiction Studies Option, Human Services, A.S.

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The Human Services A.S. Addiction Studies Option prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or other closely related program while earning addiction certification credits simultaneously.  Human Services is a creative, innovative field for persons who work with, and give support to, other human beings who are experiencing problems with addiction.  The courses provide a comprehensive approach to addiction studies.  In addition to time spent in the classroom, students spend 285 hours in hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, substance-abuse counseling sites and other facilities.  The Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (http://www.cshse.org), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-5219 (571) 257-3959.

Transfer information:  Agreement with Monmouth University and Transfer Resources

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Serve Human Services clients or carry out other supportive human service agency functions
  • Explain the historical and philosophical foundation of Human Services
  • Identify human systems, discuss their interaction, and recognize the conditions that promote or limit optimal human functioning
  • Analyze service problems, select appropriate strategies, services, or interventions, and evaluate outcomes
  • Apply human service ethics, values, and attitudes in personal, educational, and professional settings with an understanding of cultural/ethnic diversity.
  • Evaluate their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations
  • Apply interventions with individual clients and therapeutic groups as it relates to drug and alcohol addictions


General Education - 32 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Elective: Credit: 1

Total credits required for degree: 60


* Offered Fall Term only

** Offered Spring Term only

Program Code for registration: HMADD

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Suggested Sequence - Human Services Program A.S. Degree Addiction Studies Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

CADC Credential

Students who complete the suggested course sequence for the addictions option A.A.S. will have fulfilled the academic competencies of the CADC credential awarded by the state of New Jersey. Brookdale does not provide supervised Praxis hours for a CADC, nor does Brookdale award the CADC credential itself. Students may apply with the NJ Board of Consumer Affairs to have their BCC credits count for the totality of the CADC coursework requirements.

Students taking the courses listed below can apply to have their credits count toward the academic portion of the CADC credential with the department of consumer affairs, CADC division. For more information go to the following web page: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/medical/alcdrug.htm > or call 973-504-6369.

Degree Audit Information

Access Student Planning and Degree Progress through MyBrookdale on Brookdale’s home page.  Select WebAdvisor, Self Service, log in and access the Student menu.

Transfer Information

For information on transferring to a four-year college or institution visit the Transfer Resources website. 

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