Career and Educational Possibilities in Human Services
Graduates earning a certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Addiction Studies and Human Services are well-suited for employment in drug and alcohol treatment centers. Graduates of the two-year certificate program are qualified to take the State of Oregon Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor CADC I exam, preparing them to lead both group and individual treatment sessions. The Associate of Applied Science degree builds on the certificate program and prepares students for the CADC II certification.
COCC also offers an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree for students wanting to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Students who complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Services have an array of career options available to them in fields such as community health, drug and alcohol treatment, social work, and more. Students may also pursue a master’s degree in social work or counseling.