Human Services: Addictionology Concentration
Associate of Arts
The concentration in Human Services Addictionology equips students in the helping professions as well as working professionals with a knowledge of the addiction disorders. This will greatly assist members of law enforcement, teachers, health care workers, corrections and social services workers, among others, in performing their jobs in a more comprehensive manner.
Students are introduced to basic concepts related to chemical dependency, its assessment, treatment and prevention. Students are prepared for a variety of positions within the addiction field through classroom instruction and a community based field experience with a local addiction services provider. This degree concentration covers the content areas that are required for the CAPA certification issued by the State of Wyoming. Certified addiction practitioner assistants (CAPA) in Wyoming work under supervision of licensed professionals in private and public sector organizations to provide assessment, education, and treatment services to clients with alcohol, drug, and other addictions.