Human Services, Chemical Dependency (AAS-T)

This degree is built upon the technical courses required for job preparation, but also includes a college-level general education component. This is consistent with the dual purpose of transfer and preparation for direct employment.

AAS-T degrees are NOT DIRECT TRANSFER degrees.  These are workforce degrees that contain a core of at least twenty (20) transferable general education courses including English composition (5 credits); quantitative reasoning (5 credits); and social science, humanities or science (10 credits).  Many AAS-T degrees will have significantly more than the minimum 20 credits of general education.  


Prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in most required program courses. Prerequisite requirements are listed together with titles and descriptions of required program courses in the Grays Harbor College General Catalog.

Upon enrollment in HS 101, students must consent to a Washington State Patrol Background check. This is not used to determine program participation. It is only used to assist the student with cooperative work experience placement.

Students must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in ENGL 095 or ENGL& 101, and CIS 102.

Courses (90 Credits Minimum)

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0

Quantitative Skills (5 Credits)

Any generally transferable math course with intermediate algebra as a required prerequisite, except MATH& 131 and MATH& 132. MATH& 146 strongly recommended for students wishing to transfer.

Please consult with your advisor on courses available in this area.

Science, Social Science, or Humanities (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
PSYC&100 General Psychology 5.0
SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech 5.0

Core Courses (56 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
CIS 102 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
HS 101 Introduction to Human Services 5.0
HS 102 Survey of Community Resources in Human Services 5.0
HS 108 Counseling,Crisis Intervention and Documentation 5.0
HS 109 Law and Ethics in Human Services 5.0
HS 158 Cooperative Work Internship 3.0
HS 201 Current Issues in Human Services 5.0
HS 202 Counseling Diverse Populations 5.0
HS 203 Interview/Assessments in Human Services Settings 5.0
HS 204 Advanced Counseling & Case Management 5.0
HS 258 Advanced Cooperative Work Internship 5.0
PSYC&200 Lifespan Psychology 5.0

Support Courses (31 Credits)

The support courses for this degree are consistent with the Washington State Department of Health’s course requirements to obtain a Chemical Dependency Professional certification.

Course Course Title Credits
ALSA 100 HIV & Other Issues in Substance Use Disorders 2.0
ALSA 120 Pharmacology of Alcohol/Drugs 4.0
ALSA 125 The Dysfunctional Family 3.0
ALSA 136 Group Dynamics 3.0
ALSA 140 Chemical Dependency/Case Management 3.0
ALSA 209 Law/Ethics Substance Use Disorder 2.0
ALSA 210 Substance Use Disorder 2.0
ALSA 211 Relapse Prevention 2.0
ALSA 212 Youth Chemical Dependency Assessment/Counseling 2.0
ALSA 270 Skills in Substance Use Disorder Treatment 4.0
HSSA&101 Introduction to Addictive Drugs 4.0

Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.

This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.

This program is designed for licensure/certification in the State of Washington. Grays Harbor College cannot guarantee the transferability of licensure, certificate, or credential to another state.