Our Program

Our experienced faculty will teach you the skills at the AAS degrees and the ACCP certificate level to-

  • Describe the nature of human systems: individual, group, organization, community, and society, and their major interactions.
  • Describe the conditions that promote or limit optimal functioning in the major human systems.
  • Identify and select interventions that promote client growth and goal attainment.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate interventions.
  • Select interventions that are congruent with the values of one's self, clients, the employing organization, and the human services profession.
  • Use process skills to plan and implement services.
  • Adapt assessment skills and Interventions to a variety of settings.
  • Comprehend and recognize the worth and uniqueness of the Individual, including race, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, learning style, abilities, sexual orientation, age, social class, and other expressions of diversity.

In addition to the outcomes above, our experienced faculty will teach you the skills at the AAS, Addiction Studies degree option and the ACCP certificate level to-

  • Describe, identify, assess, and treat substance use disorders.

Our experienced faculty will teach you the skills at the Traditional Health Worker certificate level to develop core competencies in the following areas:

  • Outreach and Mobilization: Outreach methods; community engagement and outreach and relationship building; communication skills, including cross-cultural communication, active listening, and group and family dynamics; empowerment techniques; knowledge of community resources.
  • Community and Cultural Liaising: Cultural knowledge/awareness in bridging clinical and community cultures; conflict identification and problem solving; social determinants of health; conducting individual needs assessments; advocacy skills; building partnerships with local agencies and groups.
  • Case Management, Care Coordination, and System Navigation: Roles and expectations for working in multidisciplinary teams; ethical responsibilities in multicultural contexts; legal responsibilities; paths to recovery; data collection and types of data; organization skills and documentation; crisis identification and intervention; professional conduct; navigating public and private case management, care coordination and system navigation, and health promotion and coaching.
  • Health Promotion and Coaching: Introduction to disease processes including chronic illnesses, mental health, and substance use disorders; trauma-informed care; health across the life span; adult learning principles/teaching and coaching; stages of change; health promotion best practices; self-care; health literacy issues.

To learn more about our program, please review the handbook and contact Advising and Counseling at 503.399.5120 for assistance with details.

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