Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you interested in a program where you are taught practical, theory-based skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills? Are you interested in motivating people to make positive changes in their lives? If so, then HACC’s associate in applied science program in Addiction and Recovery Services may just be the perfect pathway for you to follow to reach your career goals!
With an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree you are prepared for an entry-level position in the Addiction and Recovery Services field. Students find such positions in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and recovery centers. Those who are Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) may advance in this field with more specialized training.
Individuals who possess the following skills are drawn to Addiction and Recovery positions, as many of them were in Recovery themselves.
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Our program is a specialized program in that it prepares you to enter the workforce as Human Service Professionals, who work directly with clients within the drug and alcohol recovery area. Our coursework encompasses such topics as:
You will be taught counseling approaches and how to identify symptoms and behaviors associated with substance abuse. Lastly, our program allows you to participate in a field practicum where you have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the workplace setting!
As a graduate of our program, you will be able to:
Please note that prior to enrolling into the program’s practicum course, you must complete a:
If you have any questions about this, you should reach out to the social science department chair, who will put you in contact with the practicum coordinator.
Absolutely! Our associate degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
|West Virginia University:||Mental Health & Addiction Studies B.A. (pdf)|
For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus and online through virtual learning. You may also complete this program at the Lancaster and York campuses provided you take some of your coursework online through virtual learning.
You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Submit your application anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, make sure to include the specific program code #5516. By using this code, you will ensure you are applying for the correct program.