The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Human Services: Addiction Studies 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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Human Services: Addiction Studies 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: Addiction Studies certificate program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.
For students interested in an Associate degree, a Human Services: Alcohol and Drug major is available.
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.
- 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.