A.A.S. in Health and Human Services

(60 Credits) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling

(Program Length: 60 Weeks/Total Clock Hours: 1125 hours)

Drug Counselor and Rehab Specialist Degree Program

Striving to earn an Associate Degree in Health and Human Services can be one of the most satisfying journeys into the medical field. With the employment of social and human service assistants projected to climb by 22 percent by the year 2022, the job market is ripe with opportunity.

At Mandl School of Allied Health, the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Health and Human Services – with a special emphasis in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling – is a fully comprehensive program of study designed to prepare students to work as a medical professional. The 60 credit program consists of both curriculum-specific courses and the normal general education courses, so that a solid foundation is built for operating in a modern multicultural industry.

While the main focus is on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, our Health and Human Services Associate Degree program also delves deeply into human behavior and development. Within the context of psychology, it is important to understand that the physical and mental environment of a person can be the sole contributing factor in forming addictions.

A certification program for addiction counseling further develops the interpersonal skills that a graduate will use on a daily basis. Interacting with lost and emotionally distraught people and guiding them toward beating their addiction will help them to re-enter the community as a productive member.

This is only one path of many that our graduates can take. Students that earn an Associate Degree in Health and Human Services will be eligible for jobs as drug and alcohol addiction counselors, rehabilitation specialists, and case management specialists in the field of chemical dependency.

The potential career benefits are many. With an average salary of $40,000 there is only room for higher earnings. Becoming educated and earning an associates degree will not only help you find higher paying jobs, but give you the opportunity to continue on to a bachelor’s or master’s degree later. The prestige and personal gratification that comes with working in the field of medicine is second to none, and Mandl School offers the most comprehensive program for an Associate Degree in Health and Human Services.

Click here for more information on obtaining your associate degree in health and human servies with an A.A.S in Health and Human Services.

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