Program Entrance Requirements: HS Diploma or GED
Program Description: This certificate focuses on teaching broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the human services profession, with an emphasis on addictions. The content includes, but is not limited to, personal awareness, history and present status of addictions/mental health/human services movement, interdisciplinary addiction professional roles and functions, human growth and development, adaptive and maladaptive patterns of behavior, case management, various treatment modalities, and therapeutic interventions, interpersonal communications, assessment, evaluation, working knowledge of DSM diagnostic criteria, etiology of addictions, psychopharmacology, pharmacology of abused substances, information management, employability skills, health and safety, including CPR, universal precautions and AIDS training.
|INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES
|CASE MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES
|THEORIES AND FOUNDATIONS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION
|BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS
|ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES
|DRUG AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
|INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
|SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND TREATMENT
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.