Human Services: Addictionology option

Addictionology Option

Students choosing to add the addictionology option must take all the courses for the Associate of Arts degree in Human Services in addition to specific addictionology curriculum.

The Human Services field is broadly defined with professionals having a wide variety of job titles. This person provides services to individuals and families in need of assistance and can serve a variety of roles. Human services professionals have the potential to be employed in various community agencies, such as group and halfway homes; mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies; and programs for substance abuse. Human services workers may also be known by the following occupational titles: case worker, family support worker, social service liaison, residential counselor, child abuse worker, intake interviewer, life skills instructor, and drug/alcohol abuse counselor.

Competencies necessary for human services workers include understanding human systems; skills in identifying and selecting interventions; planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions; understanding conditions that promote healthy functioning of human systems; and processing skills including oral and interpersonal communication and time management.

Laramie County Community College is in the process of developing an articulation agreement with the social work program at the University of Wyoming. Please work closely with an advisor.