Taught by professionals with years of experience counseling alcoholism and other addictions.
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The Human Services program is designed to prepare students for employment opportunities in day care centers, mental health centers, school systems, long-term and acute-care facilities, chemical dependency centers, and the centers for the developmentally disabled.
Students must complete the general education requirements, program requirements and choose at least one of the Human Service options to complete the two-year degree. Options available are the: 1) General Option, and 2) Addictions Option. Students who choose to complete both Human Services options will earn a Human Services AAS degree in each option.
The addictions option is designed for those individuals wishing to work in the addictions field. The option is designed to prepare people to obtain their Certified Addictions Practitioner Assistant Certification (CAPA) from the State of Wyoming. People completing this option, and obtaining their CAPA would most likely work within inpatient or outpatient drug or alcohol treatment programs, detoxification centers, and drug court programs.
The use of alcohol and other drugs continues to be a social problem touching all elements of society: loss of work proficiency, functional relationships, appropriate parenting and—ultimately—human life. Central Wyoming College's Addictions Studies Program recognizes that the treatment of addictions must be comprehensive—treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.