Human Services Technology- Substance Abuse - AAS Degree
Wake Tech Course ID: A4583E
Completion Earns:AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Financial Aid:Yes, financial aid is available for this program
Downloads & Resources:Program Planning Guide
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.
Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.
Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates may be able to obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Eligibility should be addressed directly with the board.
Classes are offered seated, hybrid and online. Some courses are not offered in the online format, thus the degree cannot be accomplished completely online.