Substance Addiction Assistant
The Substance Addiction Certificate acquaints students with the field of substance addiction. The program will introduce students to theories of addiction, assessment, social policies, treatment planning, and community organizations. The courses for the substance addiction assistant program are stackable. Each course for the substance addiction assistant certificate will also count towards both the Substance Addiction Certificate and the Human Services Associate Degree. This certificate is an excellent supplement to any degree offering and will enhance a career in the fields of Nursing, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, and more. Students who complete the certificate meet the education portion for licensing at the LADC Assistant level. Students are expected to complete additional requirements to sit for the licensing exams.
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- List client, family, and community organizations and resources for substance addiction and describe how the services relate to client needs.
- Create a treatment plan to work with an individual with substance addiction and/or dual diagnosis.
- Give examples of multiple theories and approaches for working with diverse clientele.
- Demonstrate ethical practices and procedures when working with clients.
Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. This program of study may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state. Students who are interested in enrolling into this program of study, and reside outside of Massachusetts, should check their state educational requirements for licensure or certification. For more information, please visit our SARA Professional Licensure Disclosure page
Please note that this certificate program is not eligible for financial aid.
Academic Division of Professional Programs
Substance Addiction Assistant Courses
- HSV 114
Substance Addiction and Older Adults
- HSV 205
Substance Addiction Counseling
- HSV 251
Introduction to Substance Addiction Studies
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