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Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of
four-year degrees.

Coursework includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individual in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselor trainees, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education providers. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.

For more information, contact the program coordinator, Cara Herrington, at 252-493-7654 or cnherrington994@my.pittcc.edu.

Substance Abuse Counselors
Group Therapists
Halfway House Workers
Residential Facility Employees
Substance Abuse Education Providers
Crisis Stabilization

Introduction to Human Services
Group Process I
Interviewing Techniques
Orientation Lab I
Human Services Issues
Crisis Intervention
Health Problems & Prevention
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Substance Abuse Overview
Intake and Assessment
Substance Abuse Case Management
Addictive Process
Substance Abuse Counseling
SAB Issues in Client Services
Sociology of the Family
Developmental Psychology

Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the Substance Abuse field.