Alcohol & Drug Counseling - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 231

Program Information
In today’s society there is a growing vital need for compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs. The program enhances your natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. You’ll receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college. The New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development, Labor Market Demand Occupation list on Substance Abuse Counseling indicates a growing employment demand in the field of alcohol and drug counseling. The future trend indicates increase in this field of counseling.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree. Graduates will be able to pursue a certificate in alcohol and drug counseling in the state of New Jersey with the completion of field work hours. The number of field work hours required is two years in an approved agency under supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Once approved, an oral and written examination will follow through the State Certification Board. Graduates of the program may also further their education by transferring into an Associate’s level Social Services degree.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Describe the principles of accepted counseling practices for alcohol and drug awareness counseling. •Discuss the role of the counselor and practice for alcohol and drug counseling.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Alcohol%20&%20Drug%20Counseling/ GE%20-%20Alcohol%20&%20Drug%20Counseling.html

Employment Opportunities:
Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Program Requirements (27)
Credits
PY
101
General Psychology
3
PY
202
Understanding Addictive Behavior
3
PY
205
Psychopharmacology
3
CJ
213
Criminal Psychopathology
3
SO
201
Introduction to Sociology
3
SO
212
Social Psychological Counseling
3
SO
217
Human Behavior & the Social Environment I
3
SO
220
Introduction to Social Welfare & Social Work
SO
223
Field Work
3

General Education Requirements (6)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II or
EN
103
Technical Writing
3

Total Credits: (33)