Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022 
    Dec 08, 2021  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2021-2022

Human Services: Substance Abuse Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate Human Services Substance Abuse


This career studies certificate is a two semester certificate.


This certificate prepares for employment that would provide treatment and support to those struggling with addiction.

Occupational Objectives:

Graduates of this program will be qualified for positions designed to assist substance abuse counselors. The employment opportunities are vast and expected to grow as the elderly population grows and the needs of impaired populations continue to increase. Explore options in fields such as social work, counseling, mental health care and more. Graduates with experience in this field become:

  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation technicians
  • nursing home aides
  • community development assistants
  • counseling or social service assistants
  • childcare workers
  • eligibility interviewers for government programs
  • mental health counselors
  • human service assistants
  • substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  • teacher assistants
  • case management aides
  • adult daycare workers

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.


Suggested Credits for Semester: 7

Second Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 9

Total Credit Hours Required: 16

1SDV Electives:  SDV 104 SDV 108 SDV 110  

2Social Science Electives:  ECO 201 ECO 202 GEO 200 GEO 210 HIS 101 HIS 102 HIS 121 HIS 122 PLS 211 PLS 212 ,  PSY 215 PSY 216 PSY 230 PSY 235  

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