Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Addiction Studies Certificate

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Addiction disorders are plaguing our community more and more every day. Being able to recognize addiction disorders, understand basic treatments, and how someone can advocate for change can be very impactful on our community. This certificate will give the student the knowledge and tools to begin to make that impact. Topics covered in the certificate include, but are not limited to, addiction, psychopharmacology, advocacy, crisis intervention, and components of addiction counseling.  

A graduate will be able to:

  • Identify various addictions and basic treatments
  • Evaluate the impact a drug has on a person’s body and brain
  • Apply various advocacy techniques to deal with community issues
  • Describe various theories and treatment processes for addiction disorders
  • Recognize stressors, challenges, and other factors that are likely to precipitate an addiction disorder and/or crisis
  • Examine stress in self and clients and develop strategies for coping
  • Evaluate biases, stereotypes, and assumptions in working with various populations and addiction disorders

Curriculum for a Certificate in Addiction Studies

General Education Core 12
Addiction Studies Core 18
Total Credit Hours Required 30


Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year. Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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