Areas of Study

The Human Services department has the following areas of study:

Associates of Applied Studies:

General Human Services.  This area allows for the greatest flexibility for working in the social services profession.  Students have opportunities for elective courses within the degree plan and can select internships from a broad array of social services.

Addictions specialty – This area of study prepares the student who wishes to work in substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Therapeutic recreation – This area of study prepares the student to work in the area of therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy.  Internships are often found in long-term care settings and programs for individuals with disabilities.


Addictions Counseling in the Criminal Justice setting – this certificate enables the student to apply for the CCJP-A (Certified Criminal Justice Professional – Applicant) and leads to employment within Criminal Justice settings that are designed for substance abusers.

Addictions Counseling – Advanced Technical Training – This certificate provides the coursework and practicum hours necessary for the individual holding an Associate’s or Bachelors degree in a non-social/behavioral science area and who wish to become a LCDC-I and sit for the licensing exam.



Internship applications  for Spring are due Oct. 1.

Ready to graduate?  Don’t miss the deadline of October 5 for December graduation.  Even if you do not plan to attend graduation, you must actually “graduate” from ACC.

Need volunteer hours?

A great way to complete volunteer requirements is through Student Life Common Service Experience. Student Life has compiled a list of agencies that need volunteers. They have an events calendar as well as a registration page on their site. Go to for more information.