Alcohol and Drug Studies
Associate in Science

The College offers a non-transferable degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Students earning an associate’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies may pursue entry-level positions as supervised chemical dependency counselors or may choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree in psychology or social work. Transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities vary from institution to institution; students should consult with an academic advisor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university.

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. In addition, students will be required to have 75% attendance in these courses. 

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
HSAD 001 Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Studies  3
HSAD 002 Intro to Human Services Counseling 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
HSAD 020 Biomedical Pharmacology 3
HSAD 022 Case Management 3
HSAD 025 Prevention, Intervention and Recovery 3
HSAD 030 Individual, Group & Family Counseling 3
HSAD 034 Dual Diagnosis 3


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities and Culture 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
HSAD 004 Personal & Professional Growth 2
HSAD 024 Law/Ethics: Community Resources 3
HSAD 036 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any Math course from COD GE Area C4 B 3-4
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
HSAD 032A Alcohol & Drug: Supervised Practicum I 2
HSAD 033A Alcohol & Drug Supervised Internship I 1
HSAD 095B Alcohol and Drug Work Experience  2
PSY 003 or PSY 007 or PSY 010 or COMM 009 Developmental Psychology or Positive Psychology or Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family or Intro to Interpersonal Communication 6
KINE  Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 5

Course Code Title Units
HSAD 032B Alcohol & Drug: Supervised Practicum II 2
HSAD 033B Alcohol & Drug Supervised Internship II 1
HSAD 095B Alcohol and Drug Work Experience  2

Please a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses.