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 II 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 II focus on advanced theories and techniques, family dynamics and relationships, and multicultural and diverse populations.
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 and caseworkers, welfare services, and adolescent and child services.
The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 39, including the 21-credit program prerequisites of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Level I.
Admissions: 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.
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission