2013-2014 catalog 
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2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services Program, Addiction Studies Option, A.A.S.

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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. Students may be able to earn college credits and certification credits simultaneously. The courses are in sequence to 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. Graduates take positions as mental health workers, drug and alcohol workers, psychiatric technicians, social service interviewers, community organizers and personnel counselors. While this program is not designed for transfer, many graduates may make smooth transitions to Bachelor’s programs by working with their counselors and the members of the Human Services team.

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


Program Code for registration: HMADS

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Suggested Sequence - Human Services Program A.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 Basic Skills 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 your 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 your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into Webadvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile. 

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