|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
Survey of Addictive Behaviors
|EN 101||English Composition||4||0||4|
|#||HU 111||Introduction to Human Service||3||0||3|
The Helping Relationship:
Interpersonal Communication Skills for Today's Professional
|PY 105||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
Fundamentals of Dependency
|#||AD 235||Physiology and Pharmacology of Addiction||3||0||3|
|BI 120||Human Biology||3||2||4|
|#||HU 242||Ethics and the Professional Helper||3||0||3|
|#||PY 283||Group Counseling||3||0||3|
|#||AD 296||Addiction Practicum I||2||8||4|
|MT 120||Topics in Applied College Mathematics*||4||0||4|
|#||PY 205||Crisis Intervention||3||0||3|
Individual Counseling: Theory
Foreign Language Elective
Advanced Seminar in Addictive
|#||AD 297||Addiction Practicum II||2||8||4|
|EN xxx||English Elective||3||0||3|
|IT 102||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|#||PY 220||Human Growth and Development: The Life Span||3||0||3|
|#||SO 250||Conflict Resolution in Modern Society||3||0||3|
# Indicates major field courses.
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.
The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Addiction Counseling will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
The Addiction Counseling Program provides professional Addiction Counseling Education and field experience for students who seek careers as addiction counselors and human service professionals with a specialty in addiction knowledge and counseling. Coursework incorporates both theory and skill practice as well as practica experience, including specialized addiction courses, individual and group counseling, interviewing, crisis intervention and conflict resolution. The practica offer the student direct exposure and learning within the addiction field.
Graduates of the program serve in positions in public and private general psychiatric units and hospitals, youth and group homes, addiction treatment centers, diversion programs and mental health and social service agencies. The program also serves as a basis for the student to transfer on to a baccalaureate program. Students are academically and professionally prepared for the process of becoming a New Hampshire Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
The Addiction Counseling Program holds national program approval with the national accrediting body for Human Service Degrees, the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).
Specific Admission Requirements
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.
Health, Technical and Character Standards
The college must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopary by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in practica, service learning and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers and/or patients/clients and their families.
Technical Standards have been established as guidance tools to inform program applicants of skills and standards necessary for successful completion of the Human Service programs. Any applicant who has concerns or questions regarding the Technical Standards is encouraged to contact the Department Head to discuss their individual issues. Students in the Human Service programs must be able to demonstrate:
Sobriety Statement - The Human Service Department abides by the accepted national standard that recommends a minimum of two years of sobriety for any prospective trainee in the field of alcohol and other drug abuse counseling.