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Families and communities are often impacted by others suffering with addictions. Learn how to become part of the solution by exploring supportive strategies and case management processes in our undergraduate Addictions Certificate. Designed to align with criteria set forth by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, this eight-course program will introduce you to the biology of addiction, the role of environment and genetics, psychodynamics, and the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities.
The undergraduate Certificate Program in Human Services Addictions is comprised of 4 fundamental courses that provide a foundation for more specialized courses within this human services area, and an additional 4 courses focused on the roles of addiction in society in relationship to the judicial system, treatment systems, progressive era reforms, and complications of dual diagnosis. Cardinal characteristics of codependence are examined with a focus on chronic, progressive, malignant and treatable features. Students will demonstrate an understanding of policy issues, managed care, private and public insurance, and advocacy for the consumer in relation to addiction and dependency issues.\r
Please note that Human Services programs, including certificate programs, provide a general foundation of human services theory and application coursework for students at entry levels in the helping professions. These programs are not designed as license-track programs and do not lead to state licensure as a social worker, counselor or psychologist.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program (noncredit) is not credit bearing and not eligible for financial aid. Students completing the noncredit Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program will receive a letter of completion.
While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats.