Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Health & Human Services, concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Are you interested in expanding your working knowledge of the healthcare industry? If so, Hawaii Medical College now offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Health & Human Services.
Duties may include assisting in overseeing the health of citizens and for providing critical community services and counseling as well as disease prevention, individual and family support, legal services support and health care administrative services support.
Online, day and evening classes are available. For further information, assistance or eligibility requirements regarding this program, please contact us.
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Winter Session 2019
|New student orientation||Friday, January 11, 2019|
|Winter A Session begins||Monday, January 14, 2019|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday||Monday, January 21, 2019|
|Make-up Day||Friday, January 25, 2019|
|New student orientation||Friday, February 15, 2019|
|Winter A Session ends||Saturday, February 16, 2019|
|Winter B Session begins||Monday, February 18, 2019|
|Presidents Day holiday||Monday, February 18, 2019|
|Make-up Day||Friday, February 22, 2019|
|Winter B Session ends||Saturday, March 23, 2019|
Spring Session 2019
|New student orientation||
Friday, March 22, 2019
|Spring A Session begins||Monday, March 25, 2019|
|New student orientation||
Friday, April 26, 2019
|Spring A Session ends||
Saturday, April 27, 2019
|Spring B Session begins||
Saturday, April 29, 2019
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 27, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
|Spring B Session ends||
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Our degree program will advance your knowledge and skills in the healthcare field through three areas of professional development:
- Therapeutic Communication
- Local Considerations
- Alternative Cultural Considerations
- Healthcare Management
- Understanding the Charts and Reports
- Managing the Data
- Understanding the Cultural Reactions
- Solving Problems and Creating Solutions
- Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
- Human Services Assistant
- Community Outreach Worker
- Case Management Aide
- Family Support Worker
- Human Services Program Specialist
- Life Skills Counselor
- Youth Worker
- Client Advocate Aide
- Direct Care Assistant
- Medical Office Manager
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Secretary
- Patient Services Representative
- Hospital Ward Clerk
- Patient Registrar
- Physician Personal Assistant
- Medical Records Data Entry Clerk
- Homeless Outreach Worker
- Housing Specialist
- Emergency Homeless Shelter Assistant
|Customer Service||3 Credits|
|Career Preparation||3 Credits|
|Medical Office Procedures||2.5 Credits|
|Word Processing Application||2.5 Credits|
|Spreadsheet Applications||2.5 Credits|
|Medical Insurance Billing||2.5 Credits|
|Medical Law & Ethics||3 Credits|
|Anatomy & Physiology||3 Credits|
|Medical Terminology I||3 Credits|
|Medical Terminology II||3 Credits|
|Introduction to Health & Human Services||3 Credits|
|Substance Abuse Overview||3 Credits|
|Introduction to Counseling||3 Credits|
|Children and Adolescents in Crisis||3 Credits|
|Case Management||3 Credits|
|Health Problems & Prevention||3 Credits|
|CSAC Certification Exam Preparation||3 Credits|
|Health & Human Services Externship||13 Credits|
|Therapeutic Communication||3 Credits|
|Complementary & Alternative Medicine||3 Credits|
|Healthcare Management||3 Credits|
|Health Information Management||3 Credits|
|English Composition I||3 Credits|
|English Composition II||3 Credits|
|Critical Thinking||3 Credits|
|American History||3 Credits|
|Math for Healthcare Professionals||3 Credits|
|Applied Psychology||3 Credits|
It typically takes 18 months to complete this online associate of applied sciences degree program (may vary according to individual student).
Will I learn about social programs as part of this health and human services degree?
Yes. Social Services programs play a tremendous role in the role of all Hawaii residents. As an HMC student in this program, you will certainly learn about social programs especially in the Introduction to Health and Human Services course. You can also learn more about social services in the healthcare industry by reading “Find a Healthy Niche in Social Services.”
Is this health and human services degree offered online?
Yes, and with a concentration in substance abuse counseling. Students in this program begin with our online orientation, as coordinated by our qualified staff and faculty. Students in the HMC HHS associate of applied science degree program study interviewing and intervention strategies, program planning, case management and more.
What is it like to take health and human services courses online?
Online courses with HMC are designed to be flexible, so you can train on your own schedule. Complete your discussion posts and classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s totally up to you. And HMC is here to help you every step of the way with online tutoring, learning labs, 24/7 tech assistance, student services support and more.
How much does a health and human services professional earn?
You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The salary for a position in this career field depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified as a substance abuse counselor, or not, and other related factors.
|Health & Human Service AAS||107||$34,240.00|