The Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Certificate of Achievement provides the educational component necessary for certification as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). Students completing the coursework are eligible to sit for the certifying exam to become a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist. The Santa Rosa Junior College Human Services: Alcohol and Drug program is accredited by CAADE.
The Human Services Alcohol and Drug certificate program provides the academic preparation and field experience needed to work with a drug dependent population. It provides a broad base of knowledge regarding approaches to drug education and prevention, treatment issues, counseling skills, ethical issues, as well as practical knowledge about drugs and their effects. The Human Services Alcohol and Drug certificate program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in an Associate degree, a Human Services: Alcohol and Drug major is available. More information about the Human Services program can be found at the Human Services website.
Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and private social service agencies.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services;
- examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity; and
- identify the essential components of alcohol and drug addiction and employ the tools and skills needed to work with clients in treatment centers.