Substance Abuse Certificates

Two Certificates of Study are currently available within the Substance Abuse Program.  All Certificates are designed for those who already have a degree in a like field, such as counseling, psychology, human services, or social work, and are seeking additional knowledge in the area of substance abuse and/or state certification/licensure. Certificate selection depends on the student's specific career goals. Upon completion of these courses a certificate will be awarded by the College. This certificate may be used towards the initial or renewal of Certification/Licensure through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) or the National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). These courses are also approved the the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). If you already have a degree but it is not in a like field, you will be required to take additional prerequisite courses prior to or in conjunction with those required of the certificate.

The Certificates offered are as follows:

Certificate with Specialization in Substance Abuse (C4538E – C2) [non-clinical certificate]

SAB 110  Overview                               3 credits

SAB 120  Intake and Assessment         3 credits

SAB 125  Case Management                3 credits

SAB 210  Counseling                            3 credits

(PSY 150 and HSE 125 or equivalent required prior to taking this class)

SAB 230  Family Therapy                     3 credits

(12 hrs of SAB courses required and SOC 213 Sociology of the Family preferred prior to taking this class)

Certificate with Specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling (C4538E – C3) [clinical certificate]

SAB 110  Overview                               3 credits

SAB 120  Intake and Assessment         3 credits

SAB 220  Group                                   3 credits

(HSE 112 or equivalent and above SAB courses required prior to taking this course)

SAB 240 SAB Issues                                       3 credits

(12 hrs of SAB courses required prior to taking this course)

WBL111Z/115Z  Work Experience/Seminar I     2 credits

WBL 121Z/125Z  Work Experience/Seminar II   2 credits

Please Note:  It is strongly recommended that Certificate students take all SAB courses offered, as this is essential information for being an effective substance abuse professional - as well as information covered on the Certification/Licensure exam.  SAB 135 (Addictive Process) is an additional course that is available but not required of the Certificates.

Click here for the Suggested Course Sequence.

 

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