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Addiction Treatment Services (Minor), Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Online
The minor, available to all students, is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction treatment field as a supplement to their major.
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These students will complete all courses with the exception of CAS 464-Internship. The minor will consist of 18 credits for these students. The minor with certificate program will be for students who intend to work as CADC’s (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors) or intend become involved in the prevention sciences field. They will complete the same courses as well as a three to six credit internship. Therefore, the certificate program will consist of 21-24 credits for these students.

The curriculum is designed to lead a student from largely didactic and knowledge-based classroom experience to increasing practical application of theory through experiential classroom activities, supervised practice, observation in clinical settings, and practice in clinical settings. The culminating activity, for those students who wish to be CADC’s, is the internship, which will occur in accredited alcohol and other drug treatment programs or prevention services agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Problems of Substance Abuse and Addiction 
  • Signs and Symptoms of Addiction 
  • Substance Abuse Prevention 

  • Fundamentals of Behavioral Health 
  • Screening and Client Engagement 

  • Individual and Group Addiction Treatment 

  • Behavioral Health in the Justice System 
  • Assessment and Case Management of Addictions 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  •  Completion of CAS 154, minimum 2.0 GPA, submitted Declaration of Minor Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21788 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21788 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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