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Associate of Science Degree
Drug Studies

The following curriculum meets the requirement for an Associate of Science Degree in Drug Studies. The Drug Studies Program is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). The courses needed for the degree are designed to serve as preparation for a career in the helping professions. These courses may also serve students who wish to further their education in Human Services or other helping professions.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
HUSR 118 - Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and RecoveryM3.0
HUSR 118 - Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction to current perspectives with respect to the management of chemical dependency. Through an examination of alcoholism as a model of drug dependence, the treatment of and recovery from such disorders will be explored from two divergent perspectives: the reformative and the transformative. Current treatment modalities will be compared and contrasted in terms of their view of the individual in both the social and clinical context. The class experience itself will serve as an intervention by challenging students to examine their existing ideas about treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Suitable for students interested in furthering their understanding of substance dependence and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for such problems.

Select One: HUSR 111 / PSY 101 / PSY 101H / PSY 112 / PSY 114 / SOC 101 / SOC 101H M3.0
HUSR 111 - Human Services in Contemporary Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophy of human services in contemporary society. The function and objectives of human service organizations as well as the qualifications of the professional will be emphasized. A survey of the populations served in the field will focus on cultural, social, economic and historical trends. The course is designed for students pursuing careers in social work, counseling or community organizing.

PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology.

PSY 101H - Introductory Psychology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 112 - Lifespan Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 112 or CD 106)

This course provides an overview of human psychological development across the lifespan. The physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur from the prenatal period through old age are addressed. In addition, current research findings and their applicability to ongoing developmental problems are explored. This course is appropriate for the student seeking to develop a better understanding of the development gains and losses that occur throughout our lives..

PSY 114 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behavior for psychology majors, those with an interest in abnormal psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of abnormality. The classification, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders will be explored. Students will not only develop an understanding of the etiology and diagnosis of such disorders, as based upon DSM-IV-TR criteria, but develop an appreciation of the cultural, historical and theoretical influences that affect the definitions and treatment of abnormal behavior.

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change.

SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to those who meet Honors Program requirements (minimum GPA of 3.0) and completion of ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
HUSR 126 - Counseling the Family of the Addicted PersonM3.0
HUSR 126 - Counseling the Family of the Addicted Person (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 OR ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the systems approach to counseling the chemically dependent family. Alcoholism will be used as a model for developing counseling skills through the analysis and examination of the relationships that develop in the addicted family system. An experiential format will be employed as students participate in exercises that lead to the development of the necessary skills. This course is designed for those working with or preparing to work with the drug dependent and those around them.

Select One: HUSR 111 / PSY 101 / PSY 101H / PSY 112 / PSY 114 / SOC 101 / SOC 101H M3.0
HUSR 111 - Human Services in Contemporary Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophy of human services in contemporary society. The function and objectives of human service organizations as well as the qualifications of the professional will be emphasized. A survey of the populations served in the field will focus on cultural, social, economic and historical trends. The course is designed for students pursuing careers in social work, counseling or community organizing.

PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology.

PSY 101H - Introductory Psychology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 112 - Lifespan Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 112 or CD 106)

This course provides an overview of human psychological development across the lifespan. The physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur from the prenatal period through old age are addressed. In addition, current research findings and their applicability to ongoing developmental problems are explored. This course is appropriate for the student seeking to develop a better understanding of the development gains and losses that occur throughout our lives..

PSY 114 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behavior for psychology majors, those with an interest in abnormal psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of abnormality. The classification, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders will be explored. Students will not only develop an understanding of the etiology and diagnosis of such disorders, as based upon DSM-IV-TR criteria, but develop an appreciation of the cultural, historical and theoretical influences that affect the definitions and treatment of abnormal behavior.

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change.

SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to those who meet Honors Program requirements (minimum GPA of 3.0) and completion of ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (RHC GE 2)*GE4.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

RHC GE 7a - Fine ArtsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140;
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H;
GDSN 110:
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141;
MUST 151;
PHTO 110, 130;
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

Total Semester Units:13.0 
Summer 1
RHC GE 8b - Communication/Analytical ThinkingGE3.0
Notes:
If transfer level math/quantitative reasoning has been completed with a "C" or better, area 8b has been met.

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
CIT 101, 125, 135;
ENGL 125, 201, 201H;
FIN 101;
GIS 120;
LIB 101;
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 251, 260, 270;
PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115;
PSY 190;
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140;
READ 101;
VOCB 101

Total Semester Units:3.0 
3rd Semester
HUSR 124 - Introduction to Case Management and DocumentationM3.0
HUSR 124 - Introduction to Case Management and Documentation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces students to case management and documentation in a variety of settings. Students will study the purpose, function, and rationale for case management. In addition, the documentation of client clinical records will be covered, emphasizing the taking of social histories and the writing of treatment plans. The professional guidelines necessary for working with clients in a social services setting will also be covered, providing the student with an understanding of issues related to ethics, client rights, and confidentiality. This class is designed for students interested in working in a social services setting.

Select One: HUSR 123 / HUSR 128 M3.0
HUSR 123 - Drug Education and Prevention (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in furthering their understanding of substance dependence and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for such problems. It addresses the history, theories, models, and approaches to substance abuse education and prevention. In addition to an academic look at drug abuse, students will also explore and examine their own values and beliefs about substance use and misuse. The impact of public policy, the media, and drug education programs on drug use will all be considered.

HUSR 128 - Chemical Dependency and Co-Occurring Disorders (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course explores understanding mental illness and persons with more than one mental/psychiatric disorder. It introduces students to the various disorders in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. It will introduce students to co-existing disorders and various diagnosis and treatment techniques used to treat this unique population. Students will tour two different types of mental health facilities to provide an additional understanding of mental health issues.

HUSR 122 - Introduction to Group Leadership and ProcessM3.0
HUSR 122 - Introduction to Group Leadership and Process (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction to the dynamics of group interaction. The individual's firsthand experience is emphasized as the group studies itself under supervision. The factors involved in problems of communication, effective emotional responses, and personal growth will be highlighted. Group process will be examined as a means of changing behavior. Suitable for students interested in furthering their understanding of group dynamics and those interested in supervising groups dedicated to achieving behavioral change.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151, 152 & 152L;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

Total Semester Units:13.0 
4th Semester
HUSR 199A - Seminar in Human ServicesM1.0
HUSR 199A - Seminar in Human Services (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC 101 or HUSR 111
Corequisite: HUSR 199B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course and its corequisite (HUSR 199B) provide students with supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, which allows students to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. This course provides the academic element to the experiential course offering and reinforces the application of concepts learned in the prerequisite course or courses.

HUSR 199B - Fieldwork in Human ServicesM2.0
HUSR 199B - Fieldwork in Human Services (2.0 units)

p>Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: HUSR 199A
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 199A and 199B provide students with a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, allowing the student to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. In this course students take the theories and principles learned in the classroom and apply them to their work in a field setting. This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field.
Unpaid field work: 2 units =120 hours; 3 units= 180 hours
Paid field work: 2 units =150 hours; 3 units=225 hours

PSY 127 - Introduction to the Physiological Effects of Drugs of AbuseM3.0
PSY 127 - Introduction to the Physiological Effects of Drugs of Abuse (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in furthering their understanding of psychoactive drugs and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for drug problems. It provides an examination of the pharmacological actions of drugs of abuse and how this relates to the physiological, as well as the behavioral, effects of such drugs. The properties of drugs that increase the likelihood of the development of substance use disorders will be emphasized.

HUSR 130 - Essential Counseling SkillsM3.0
HUSR 130 - Essential Counseling Skills (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 OR ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course focuses on critical counseling skills and strategies within a multicultural context. The course provides a vital orientation to the helping process and the counseling profession. Current issues within the counseling profession, such as diversity and multiculturalism, are discussed and integrated throughout the course. A unique focus is given to the student's growth and development as a counselor and how the student can best use supervision in this developmental process. This course would be of benefit to anyone working in a human service or social services setting.

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

Total Semester Units:10.0 
Summer 2
RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

RHC GE 6 - Social and Behavioral ScienceGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125;
CD 106, 208;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135;
EGSS 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 102, 103;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130;
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128;
PHIL 128, 128H, 135;
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135,140,150;
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200;
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H;
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:4.0 
5th Semester
HUSR 230A - Drug Studies SeminarM1.0
HUSR 230A - Drug Studies Seminar (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: HUSR 122, HUSR 124, HUSR 130
Corequisite: HUSR 230B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 230A and 230B are designed be taken in the final semester of the Drug Studies Program and provide the student with work experience in a drug treatment facility. This seminar course is a companion to the internship experience and will focus on ethics, the further development of counseling skills, and the use of community resources.

Concurrent enrollment in Human Services 230B.

HUSR 230B - Drug Studies InternshipM2.0
HUSR 230B - Drug Studies Internship (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: HUSR 122, HUSR 124, HUSR 130
Corequisite: HUSR 230A
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 230A and 230B are designed be taken in the final semester of the Drug Studies Program and provide the student with work experience in a drug treatment facility. Through their internship work, students will apply the concepts and skills gained through their coursework as they serve as an intern in a setting where drug dependent individuals are served. Students must meet the requirements of the internship facility. Concurrent enrollment in Human Services 230A .

Unpaid field work: 2 units =120 hours; 3 units= 180 hours
Paid field work: 2 units =150 hours; 3 units=225 hours.

PSY 121 - Drugs, Society, and BehaviorM3.0
PSY 121 - Drugs, Society, and Behavior (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student who seeks a basic understanding of the effects of drugs of abuse and an in-depth consideration of the societal aspects of psychoactive drugs. It is designed for those students interested in furthering their understanding of psychoactive drugs and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for drug problems. Current and historical uses of and attitudes towards drugs will be addressed, as well as drug use disorders, drug legislation, and treatment options. Societal and cultural differences will also be noted.

RHC GE 7b - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202;
CHIN 101, 102;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
EGSS 130;
ENGL 126, 131;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H,140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140;
POLS 128, 128H, 150;
SOC 148, 148H;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202;
SPCH 130, 132;

Total Semester Units:9.0† 
Total Units for Drug Studies AS program 64.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
*PSY 190 is the preferred math/quantitative reasoning course for Behavioral and Social Science majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major preparation requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
HUSR 118 - Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and RecoveryM3.0
HUSR 118 - Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction to current perspectives with respect to the management of chemical dependency. Through an examination of alcoholism as a model of drug dependence, the treatment of and recovery from such disorders will be explored from two divergent perspectives: the reformative and the transformative. Current treatment modalities will be compared and contrasted in terms of their view of the individual in both the social and clinical context. The class experience itself will serve as an intervention by challenging students to examine their existing ideas about treatment and recovery from substance use disorders. Suitable for students interested in furthering their understanding of substance dependence and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for such problems.

Select one: HUSR 111 / PSY 101 / PSY 101H / PSY 112 / PSY 114 / SOC 101 / SOC 101H M3.0
HUSR 111 - Human Services in Contemporary Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophy of human services in contemporary society. The function and objectives of human service organizations as well as the qualifications of the professional will be emphasized. A survey of the populations served in the field will focus on cultural, social, economic and historical trends. The course is designed for students pursuing careers in social work, counseling or community organizing.

PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology.

PSY 101H - Introductory Psychology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 112 - Lifespan Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 112 or CD 106)

This course provides an overview of human psychological development across the lifespan. The physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur from the prenatal period through old age are addressed. In addition, current research findings and their applicability to ongoing developmental problems are explored. This course is appropriate for the student seeking to develop a better understanding of the development gains and losses that occur throughout our lives..

PSY 114 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behavior for psychology majors, those with an interest in abnormal psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of abnormality. The classification, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders will be explored. Students will not only develop an understanding of the etiology and diagnosis of such disorders, as based upon DSM-IV-TR criteria, but develop an appreciation of the cultural, historical and theoretical influences that affect the definitions and treatment of abnormal behavior.

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change.

SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to those who meet Honors Program requirements (minimum GPA of 3.0) and completion of ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
Select one: HUSR 111 / PSY 101 / PSY 101H / PSY 112 / PSY 114 / SOC 101 / SOC 101H M3.0
HUSR 111 - Human Services in Contemporary Society (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the history and philosophy of human services in contemporary society. The function and objectives of human service organizations as well as the qualifications of the professional will be emphasized. A survey of the populations served in the field will focus on cultural, social, economic and historical trends. The course is designed for students pursuing careers in social work, counseling or community organizing.

PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology.

PSY 101H - Introductory Psychology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 101 or PSY 101H)

This course is designed as a general introduction to psychology for psychology majors, those with an interest in psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human behavior. It provides an overview of the field of psychology, introducing students to the research methods used to advance the science of psychology and the various areas that comprise this diverse discipline. Research and theories are presented, discussed, and evaluated. Topics covered include biological psychology, sensation and perception, lifespan development, learning, memory, motivation and emotion, cognition, personality, psychopathology and social psychology. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 112 - Lifespan Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSY 112 or CD 106)

This course provides an overview of human psychological development across the lifespan. The physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur from the prenatal period through old age are addressed. In addition, current research findings and their applicability to ongoing developmental problems are explored. This course is appropriate for the student seeking to develop a better understanding of the development gains and losses that occur throughout our lives..

PSY 114 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course provides an introduction to the study of abnormal behavior for psychology majors, those with an interest in abnormal psychology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of abnormality. The classification, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders will be explored. Students will not only develop an understanding of the etiology and diagnosis of such disorders, as based upon DSM-IV-TR criteria, but develop an appreciation of the cultural, historical and theoretical influences that affect the definitions and treatment of abnormal behavior.

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change.

SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to those who meet Honors Program requirements (minimum GPA of 3.0) and completion of ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SOC 101 or SOC 101H)

This course is designed for those with an interest in Sociology, or anyone with a desire to further their understanding of human group behavior and the organization of society. The student, using several theoretical points of view, will study and analyze: (1) the organization of social life; (2) problems of inequality – of age, sex, race and ethnicity, social class and life style; (3) the basic social institutions: family, education, politics, economics, and religion; and (4) global issues of population, technology, social movements and social change. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

HUSR 126 - Counseling the Family of the Addicted PersonM3.0
HUSR 126 - Counseling the Family of the Addicted Person (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 OR ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of the systems approach to counseling the chemically dependent family. Alcoholism will be used as a model for developing counseling skills through the analysis and examination of the relationships that develop in the addicted family system. An experiential format will be employed as students participate in exercises that lead to the development of the necessary skills. This course is designed for those working with or preparing to work with the drug dependent and those around them.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (CSU GE B4)*GE4.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160,   MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Summer 1
US HISTORY (CSU C2)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
HUSR 124 - Introduction to Case Management and DocumentationM3.0
HUSR 124 - Introduction to Case Management and Documentation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces students to case management and documentation in a variety of settings. Students will study the purpose, function, and rationale for case management. In addition, the documentation of client clinical records will be covered, emphasizing the taking of social histories and the writing of treatment plans. The professional guidelines necessary for working with clients in a social services setting will also be covered, providing the student with an understanding of issues related to ethics, client rights, and confidentiality. This class is designed for students interested in working in a social services setting.

Select one: HUSR 123 / HUSR 128 M3.0
HUSR 123 - Drug Education and Prevention (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in furthering their understanding of substance dependence and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for such problems. It addresses the history, theories, models, and approaches to substance abuse education and prevention. In addition to an academic look at drug abuse, students will also explore and examine their own values and beliefs about substance use and misuse. The impact of public policy, the media, and drug education programs on drug use will all be considered.

HUSR 128 - Chemical Dependency and Co-Occurring Disorders (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course explores understanding mental illness and persons with more than one mental/psychiatric disorder. It introduces students to the various disorders in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. It will introduce students to co-existing disorders and various diagnosis and treatment techniques used to treat this unique population. Students will tour two different types of mental health facilities to provide an additional understanding of mental health issues.

HUSR 122 - Introduction to Group Leadership and ProcessM3.0
HUSR 122 - Introduction to Group Leadership and Process (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction to the dynamics of group interaction. The individual's firsthand experience is emphasized as the group studies itself under supervision. The factors involved in problems of communication, effective emotional responses, and personal growth will be highlighted. Group process will be examined as a means of changing behavior. Suitable for students interested in furthering their understanding of group dynamics and those interested in supervising groups dedicated to achieving behavioral change.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
HUSR 199A - Seminar in Human ServicesM1.0
HUSR 199A - Seminar in Human Services (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC 101 or HUSR 111
Corequisite: HUSR 199B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course and its corequisite (HUSR 199B) provide students with supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, which allows students to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. This course provides the academic element to the experiential course offering and reinforces the application of concepts learned in the prerequisite course or courses.

HUSR 199B - Fieldwork in Human ServicesM2.0
HUSR 199B - Fieldwork in Human Services (2.0 units)

p>Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: HUSR 199A
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 199A and 199B provide students with a supervised field experience in a community organization, agency, or institution, allowing the student to apply knowledge and learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. In this course students take the theories and principles learned in the classroom and apply them to their work in a field setting. This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skills that would facilitate gaining employment in the human services field.
Unpaid field work: 2 units =120 hours; 3 units= 180 hours
Paid field work: 2 units =150 hours; 3 units=225 hours

PSY 127 - Introduction to the Physiological Effects of Drugs of AbuseM3.0
PSY 127 - Introduction to the Physiological Effects of Drugs of Abuse (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in furthering their understanding of psychoactive drugs and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for drug problems. It provides an examination of the pharmacological actions of drugs of abuse and how this relates to the physiological, as well as the behavioral, effects of such drugs. The properties of drugs that increase the likelihood of the development of substance use disorders will be emphasized.

HUSR 130 - Essential Counseling SkillsM3.0
HUSR 130 - Essential Counseling Skills (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 OR ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

This course focuses on critical counseling skills and strategies within a multicultural context. The course provides a vital orientation to the helping process and the counseling profession. Current issues within the counseling profession, such as diversity and multiculturalism, are discussed and integrated throughout the course. A unique focus is given to the student's growth and development as a counselor and how the student can best use supervision in this developmental process. This course would be of benefit to anyone working in a human service or social services setting.

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 2
CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Total Semester Units:4.0† 
5th Semester
HUSR 230A - Drug Studies SeminarM1.0
HUSR 230A - Drug Studies Seminar (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: HUSR 122, HUSR 124, HUSR 130
Corequisite: HUSR 230B
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 230A and 230B are designed be taken in the final semester of the Drug Studies Program and provide the student with work experience in a drug treatment facility. This seminar course is a companion to the internship experience and will focus on ethics, the further development of counseling skills, and the use of community resources.

Concurrent enrollment in Human Services 230B.

HUSR 230B - Drug Studies InternshipM2.0
HUSR 230B - Drug Studies Internship (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: HUSR 122, HUSR 124, HUSR 130
Corequisite: HUSR 230A
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

The corequisite courses HUSR 230A and 230B are designed be taken in the final semester of the Drug Studies Program and provide the student with work experience in a drug treatment facility. Through their internship work, students will apply the concepts and skills gained through their coursework as they serve as an intern in a setting where drug dependent individuals are served. Students must meet the requirements of the internship facility. Concurrent enrollment in Human Services 230A .

Unpaid field work: 2 units =120 hours; 3 units= 180 hours
Paid field work: 2 units =150 hours; 3 units=225 hours.

PSY 121 - Drugs, Society, and Behavior (CSU GE E)M3.0
PSY 121 - Drugs, Society, and Behavior (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for the student who seeks a basic understanding of the effects of drugs of abuse and an in-depth consideration of the societal aspects of psychoactive drugs. It is designed for those students interested in furthering their understanding of psychoactive drugs and those interested in working with populations recovering from or at risk for drug problems. Current and historical uses of and attitudes towards drugs will be addressed, as well as drug use disorders, drug legislation, and treatment options. Societal and cultural differences will also be noted.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0
Notes:
This requirement will be fulfilled if student takes PSY 101 , PSY 112, PSY 14 or SOC 101 for major elective.

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0
Notes:
This requirement will be fulfilled if student takes PSY 101 , PSY 112, PSY 14 or SOC 101 for major elective.

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Drug Studies AS program (Transfer to CSU)74.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
*PSY 190 is the preferred math/quantitative reasoning course for Behavioral and Social Science majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major preparation requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theories, and techniques that are foundational to the practice of addiction treatment.


2

Students will demonstrate an understanding of assessment methods, treatment planning, and case management.


3

Students will demonstrate an understanding of recovery- oriented behavior in addiction treatment management.


4

Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical practices in addiction treatment.


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