This certificate offers students an opportunity to learn about substance abuse and professional human services practice. The certificate has been designed to enhance the professional knowledge base of individuals who have obtained or who desire to obtain entry-level employment in human services settings, particularly those serving individuals affected by substance abuse issues.
The certificate’s course work can be of particular value to:
- Workers already employed in the human services field who desire to increase their knowledge of substance abuse and professional human services practice.
- Individuals seeking to obtain or renew credentials as a substance abuse professional through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB); consult the NCSAPPB website for credentialing requirements.
- Students who are currently completing or who have previously completed the requirements of the College’s associate degree in Human Services Technology who desire to expand their knowledge of substance abuse as a component of wider human services practice.
- General college admission requirements.
- At least 50% of the credit hours required for the certificate must be completed at the College.
- Compliance with the expectations and standards outlined in the Human Service Technology student handbook.
- Students pursuing the certificate should be aware that employers in the human services field (substance abuse and otherwise) can require prospective volunteers, interns, and employees to pass criminal background, drug screen, and citizenship verification checks before they will be allowed to work at an organization.
Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: DDT, HSE, and SAB