NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Purpose: 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 desiring skills and knowledge in this career field, but not seeking State Certification may also enroll. Courses taken in the Substance Abuse certificate program can be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation.

Cooperative Education: Students in this curriculum will participate in at least 3 semester hours of Cooperative Education unless they already have equivalent experience. For further information, contact the Alexandria Campus Cooperative Education Office.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I or
   SPD110 Intro. to Speech Communication3
   HMS121Basic Counseling Skills I3
   HMS141Group Dynamics I3
   HMS251Substance Abuse I3
   HMS266Counseling Psychology3
   PSY232Life Span Human Dev. II3
   HMS142Group Dynamics II 3
   HMS145Effects of Psychoactive Drugs 3
   HMS252Substance Abuse II 3
   HMS258Case Mgt. & Substance Abuse 3
   HMS290Coordinated Internship or 
   HMS297 Cooperative Education 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1918

Total credits for the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate = 37.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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