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Drug Studies-Certificate

DRUG STUDIES

Certificate of achievement

The Drug Studies Program provides the student with the academic preparation and field experience needed to work with the drug dependent and their families. The Program is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). Completion of the required courses provides the educational component necessary for certification as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist through CAADE. The courses that comprise the program are designed for those who are working with or want to work with drug dependent populations, providing a broad base of knowledge regarding approaches to drug education and prevention, treatment issues, counseling skills, ethical issues, and practical knowledge abut drugs and their effects.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • Upon completion of the Drug Studies certificate students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theories and techniques that are foundational to the practice of addiction treatment
  • Upon completion of the Drug Studies certificate students will demonstrate an understanding of assessment methods, treatment planning and case management.
  • Upon completion of the Drug Studies certificate students will demonstrate an understanding of recovery oriented behavior in addiction treatment management.
  • Upon completion of the Drug Studies certificate students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical practices in addiction treatment.

To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Drug Studies, it is necessary to complete the following with a grade of “C” or better:

Advising Sheet: Drug Studies Certificate of Achievement 17-18 Catalog

2015-2016 Catalog