March 17-18, 2005


ITEM 126-201-R0305����������������� Approval of Proposal to designate an Associate of Arts degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling (to replace the current AAS in CDC).


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents authorizes Dawson Community College to offer a designated AA degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� This request is propelled by the following:

1.�� The Department of Labor and Industry has set the standard to be a designated AA degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling (See the document E-mail from Cynthia Reichenbach) (Also see the MCA attachment 37-35-202 Paragraph 2b).


2.��� The state legislature determines some of the course content for the program and its overall educational requirements.� The last three legislatures have had bills introduced to raise the minimum educational level for CDCs to a Bachelor�s Degree (the de facto National Standard). The change to a designated AA will satisfy the Department of labor and Industry�s expectations and ease the eventual transfer to four year institutions.