Tompkins Cortland Community College

CDSC103 - Introduction to Prevention

This course provides an introduction to, and an overview of, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) prevention. Students will explore topics such ethics, cultural competence, program evaluation, community organization, and policy development. Students will practice development of curriculum and training materials for AOD. They will distinguish between counseling and prevention functions, and demonstrate an understanding of the continuum of care. Additionally, students will be exposed to key strategies/interventions used in health, nutrition, mental health, and violence prevention. Prerequisites: HLTH 207 or HLTH 208; prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.