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.
Course Learning Outcomes