Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Fort Omaha Campus
This degree prepares students for positions in public and private sectors. A variety of learning experiences focus on theoretical and practical knowledge in working with chemically dependent individuals and their families. Students have the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to work with individuals or groups within the area of chemical dependency counseling. The intent of the program is to facilitate meeting Nebraska certification standards. State certification requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Prospective students should be aware that human services agencies/substance abuse treatment facilities will perform criminal background checks, as well as Department of Health and Human Services child abuse, and vulnerable adult abuse registry checks. This may prevent employment at that agency or facility. The Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling programs will also require students to provide Department of Health and Human Services child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse registry checks before being allowed to do a practicum.
Major Requirements: 46.0
Option Requirements: 30.0
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 98.5
The associate degree requires successful completion of all requirements listed and that all courses with an HMSV prefix have a C grade or better.
The following General Education courses are recommended for Chemical Dependency Counseling (CDAA1): Communication: ENGL 1010; Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PSYC 1010; Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy: HMRL 1010