Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor, Certificate

Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria

This curriculum is designed to fulfill the Virginia state educational requirements for the certification of substance abuse counselors. To meet substance abuse counselor certification requirements, the applicant is expected to meet specific education requirements including didactic and experiential learning with a supervised internship required.

Individuals seeking skills and knowledge in this career field, but not seeking state certification may also enroll.

Cooperative Education: Students in this curriculum will participate in at least 3 semester hours of Cooperative Education unless they already have equivalent experience.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication
HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I 3
HMS 141 Group Dynamics I 3
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3
HMS 266 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 19
2nd Semester
HMS 142 Group Dynamics II 3
HMS 145 Effects of Psychoactive Drugs 3
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II 3
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse 3
HMS 290 Coordinated Internship 3
2 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Certificate = 37
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ENG
111
3
CST
110
Basic Counseling Skills I
HMS
121
3
Group Dynamics I
HMS
141
3
HMS
251
3
HMS
266
3
PSY
230
3
1SDV
100
1
Total 19
2nd Semester
Group Dynamics II
HMS
142
3
HMS
145
3
HMS
252
3
HMS
258
3
Coordinated Internship
HMS
290
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
2
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Certificate = 37

1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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