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Human Services: Addiction Studies

The Addiction Studies Certificate (46 credits) allows students an opportunity for employment in paraprofessional positions in Human Services. Upon completion of coursework and a required 1,000 hours of supervised experience, the Addiction Studies Certificate is designed to prepare the student to take the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam (CADC I). In addition, this certificate offers the student a broader base of understanding in the field of Addiction Studies including social aspects of addiction, personal effectiveness in human services, case management and family dynamics. The classes required for this certificate are part of the first-year study in the two-year AAS degree in Human Services.

This certificate includes both elective and required class of the AAOT-HS degree (Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer - Human Services).

During studies in the program, students make class visits to community Human Services agencies.

Careers

This certificate prepares students for entry level positions in Social and Human Services Agencies, and helps students prepare for CADC I exam.

View / Download Career Pathways information for Human Services

Gainful Employment

View Gainful Employment information for graduates with the Addiction Studies Certificate.

Catalog Info

View / Download catalog information for Addiction Studies (Certificate)

Program Requirements

To begin the program, students must be enrolled at UCC, and have basic writing and communication skills. This program starts the Fall term.

Curriculum includes classes from the first-year of the two-year AAS-Human Services degree.

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Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Sandra Angeli-Gade, Ph.D. - Contact
Human Services Coordinator
Phone: 541-440-4679