Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling

The Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling Department oversees programs for those interested in careers in the fields of social services and chemical dependency counseling.

Programs

The department offers the following degree and certificate programs:

Chemical Dependency Counseling A.A.S.
For those who hope to enter the field of substance abuse counseling without any prior experience, this program is designed to help educate you to meet application requirements for the Credential in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC).

Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate
Designed for those are already working in the field who may have completed an associate or bachelor's degree but need to obtain their CASAC, this certificate allows students to use their employment experience to fulfill the certificate's internship requirements. 

Human Services A.A.S.
Designed for those who wish to enter the human services field (social, behavioral or mental health problems) directly after completing their degree or for those who may already possess a college degree and wish to begin a career in the field. Many graduates have become counselors, advocates, program supervisors and agency executives.

Human Services A.S.
This is generally a transfer-oriented program for those who wish to continue their education on at the bachelor's degree level and beyond. You will be prepared to transfer to four-year colleges to major in social work, psychology, sociology, public policy or creative arts therapy. The college has several transfer agreements in place for program graduates.

Academic Advisement

Students in this department receive academic advisement by appointment.

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Faculty

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling department is to provide students with theory and practical skills in two areas: general Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling. Students are prepared for transfer to baccalaureate programs and/or for employment in the field.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Maryanne Pepe
HUMAN SERVICES AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Brahan Hall, Room 008

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.