2021-2023 Catalog

Associate of Technical Arts, Chemical Dependency Studies

This program of study provides core chemical dependency studies courses in the context of a Native American Studies curriculum for students interested in pursuing a career in chemical dependency counseling. Successful completion of this program, together with the required hours of supervised internship field experience, will qualify students to apply for Washington State Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification. Students need to consult with their advisor before selecting courses to coordinate coursework and field experience in preparation for certification.

Northwest Indian College Requirements

Required (11 Credits)

CMST 101Introduction to Oral Communication

4

Or

CMST 210Interpersonal Communication

4

Or

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

 

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

CMPS 101Introduction to Computers

3

HMDV 110Introduction to Successful Learning

4

NOTE: CMPS 101 or above; If a computer course coded NE (Non-transfer Elective) is substituted then 3 additional credits of Transfer Electives (coded TE) must be chosen.

Northwest Indian College Foundational Requirements (15 Credits)

CSOV 101Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty

5

CSOV 102The Languages of Our Ancestors

5

CSOV 120Reclaiming our History

5

CSOV 102: One or more Native language courses totaling at least 5 credits. Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying general education requirements. Requires approval by the Dean of Academics.

General Education Requirements (15 Credits)

ENGL 101English Composition I

5

MATH 190Vocational Math

5

Or

course meeting AAS QS requirements

Humanities Distribution 5 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements

Social Science Distribution 5 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements

Natural Science Distribution 5 credit requirement - choose course meeting AAS Natural Science Requirements

Core Program Requirements (56 Credits)

HUMS 120Survey of Chemical Dependency

3

HUMS 130Pharmacol/Substances of Abuse

3

HUMS 160Chem Dependency Case Mgmt

3

HUMS 170Chem Depend Individual Counseling

3

HUMS 180Youth Chem Depend/Counseling

3

HUMS 187Airborne/Bloodborne Pathogens

1

HUMS 208Law & Ethics In Chem Dependency

5

HUMS 210Group Facilitation

3

HUMS 223Chem Dep Assessment & Treatment

3

HUMS 230Chemical Dependency & Family

3

HUMS 240Multicultural Counseling

3

HUMS 275Relapse Prevention

3

PSYC 101General Psychology

5

PSYC 201Developmental Psychology

5

PSYC 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOCI 110Introduction to Sociology

5

Total Credit Hours: 97