Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Addiction Studies Emphasis (AA)


The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Addiction Studies prepares the graduate for working in a range of treatment settings and with a variety of addictive behaviors. This program is designed for students interested in helping others apply motivational and resilience skills with particular focus on addictive behaviors.

The program provides students experiential, science-driven learning within the addiction field. Students learn core competencies for behavioral and counseling work and will be engaged in clinically supervised settings to reach the benchmarks for the Certified Addiction Technician as outlined by the Colorado Handbook for Addiction Counselors.

By completing this degree, the student will gain the coursework needed to apply for the Certified Addiction Technician certification as well as an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Addiction Studies. Completion can also lead to a bachelors degree track in Human Services, mental health, counseling, or psychology. Completion also aligns with the prerequisites needed for a Certified Addictions Specialist and Licensed Addiction Counselor. Courses in this emphasis can also apply to CMC’s Bachelor of Arts in Human Services .

This program is available at all Colorado Mountain College locations, using technology-enhanced modalities.

Learn more about our Addiction Studies Program

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)


Communication


Complete 2 courses (6 credits):

Mathematics


Complete 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-MA1: Mathematics  

Arts & Humanities


Complete 3 courses (9 credits) from the following content areas:

Important Note: no more than two (2) courses from any one category.
 

History


Complete 1 course (3 credits) from the following content area GT-HI1: History  
 

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Complete 2 courses (6 credits) from the following content areas:

Natural & Physical Sciences


Complete 2 courses (7 credits) from the following content areas:

Important note: One course must be a Biology with laboratory course
 

Colorado Mountain College Requirements (6 Credits)


Colorado Mountain College has the following requirements:

Communication Requirement


Select 1 course (3 credits) from the following options:

CMC Cultural Competency Requirement


Select one course (3 credits) from the CMC Cultural Competency Course  list
 

Total Credits Earned


General Education Requirements (34)
Additional Required Courses (20)
CMC Requirements (6)

Total credits toward Associate of Arts: Addiction Studies (60)

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).