Important Notice:At this time, admissions will be temporarily paused for the SUBS/CHW program. We will not be intaking any new students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check the website for updates. Students are still being admitted into other programs. If you would like to speak with us about options, please contact us at (808) 934-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:
- Satisfy the addiction studies educational requirements for Hawaii State Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division’s (ADAD) Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and/or Certified Drug Prevention Specialist (CDPS).
- Identify and articulate medical, social, and/or psychological aspects of addiction.
- Apply the Twelve Core Functions of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, and practice within the legal and ethical parameters of the substance abuse counseling profession.
- Perform basic individual or group counseling and interviewing/facilitation skills, and reflect on personal values and issues that may enhance or interfere with effectiveness as a counselor.
- Develop career plans for entry-level positions in substance abuse, criminal justice, and human services organizations that service substance abusing populations, or transfer to a 4-year college to continue education in SUBS related fields.
Proficiency levels in reading, writing and/or mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
|SUBJECT AREA||COURSE COMPLETION||OR PLACEMENT INTO COURSE|
|Reading||Eng 21 or ESL 21||Eng 102|
|Writing||Eng 22 or (ESL 22G and ESL 22W)||Eng 100|
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.
Substance Abuse Counseling Program Advisory Council:
- Denise Oguma, HOPE Services HI, Inc.
- Jan-Marie Osorio, Special Events Coordinator, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, County of Hawai‘i
- Valerie Poindexter, Councilwoman, County of Hawai‘i
- Jasmine Staup, Assistant Supervisor, West Hawai‘i Public Health Nursing
- Hannah Preston-Pita, CEO, Big Island Substance Abuse Council