SFCC’s Human Services program provides a solid grounding in group counseling, conflict resolution, the psychology of addictive behavior, and the effects of drug abuse and substance abuse in families.
You’ll study post-traumatic stress disorder, coping strategies in crisis intervention, and counseling ethics as well as develop the multicultural understanding and interpersonal skills to help those who most need assistance. All students gain hands-on experience through an internship working in the community.
Program concentrations also include traumatic stress studies, substance abuse prevention and bilingual studies in offered in either Spanish or American Sign Language.
SFCC’s Substance Abuse Prevention program prepares you to work in community treatment programs. If you’re interested in becoming a state licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, SFCC’s online program prepares students to become licensed in the state of New Mexico: https://www.sfcc.edu/ladac/.
The Traumatic Stress Aide program track provides an educational foundation for students and professionals interested in working in the field of trauma treatment, counseling and social work.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow 23 percent by 2030. In just one example of the many human services jobs, substance abuse counselors earn a median annual wage of $48,520.
*Fully online option available. See program map for course outline.