May 27, 2020  
2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog 
2011-12 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavioral Sciences - Substance Abuse Certificate 1055, C.P.C.

A Certificate of Program Completion

This certificate program is designed primarily for professionals and paraprofessionals who are interested in becoming specialists in the area of substance abuse counseling. The courses could, however, benefit a wide variety of persons, including teachers, school counselors and administrators, personnel counselors, nurses, and ministers. This program will train students to recognize and treat substance abusers as well as to develop prevention and treatment programs. Fieldwork will be required with some of the courses. A certificate program provides students with a Certificate of Completion, not an associate degree and not a credential to be a fully certified counselor. Students wishing to receive a degree should major in social work or another behavioral science program and then specialize in the Substance Abuse Program.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(This sequence assumes any necessary developmental requirements have been met.)

Total Hours: 15-18


All students must satisfy the University’s minimal requirements through either placement tests or enrollment in READ 011  and MATH 010  or MATT 014 , MATT 108  or MATT 109 .

1 This optional practicum will be offered on an arranged basis for those students who desire this practical experience. See course description for details.