PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
Certificate AL

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.

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I or

 

 

   

SPD

110 Intro. to Speech Communication

3

 

   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

232

Life Span Human Dev. II

3

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   HMS

142

Group Dynamics II

 

3

 

   HMS

145

Effects of Psychoactive Drugs

 

3

 

   HMS

252

Substance Abuse II

 

3

 

   HMS

258

Case Mgt. & Substance Abuse

 

3

 

   HMS

290

Coordinated Internship or

 

 

 

   

HMS

297 Cooperative Education

 

3

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

19

18

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

1 The social science elective may be selected from the economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.

       
 
       

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