This program at Rio Salado College is designed to launch students' careers in social work, counseling, mental health, psychology or rehabilitation. Expert faculty help students develop unmatched skills necessary for assisting chemically dependent persons to alleviate their addictions. Coursework focuses on the recovery process, relapse factors, family dynamics, various intervention models and professional ethics.
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level I program is designed to prepare individuals with the skills necessary to become an addictions and substance use disorders professional, as well as provide continuing education to current professionals. Courses in the Certificate of Completion in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level I focus on theories and techniques, ethics, communication skills, interviewing and documentation, and recovery and relapse.
Since substance abuse affects the lives of so many people in so many ways, there is a need for people trained in chemical dependency to work in many fields of employment, which may include Human resources, Civil courts, Criminal justice, Education, Social-service case managers & caseworkers, Welfare services, and Adolescent & child services.
High school graduate from a regionally accredited school or GED equivalent. 18 years of age or older or a transfer student in good academic standing. Official transcripts.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Licensing and requirements vary by state. While Rio Salado is a SARA approved institution to provide distance education, students should check their resident state’s authorization prior to enrollment.
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