Substance Abuse Assistant
Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)
Provides a strong educational component and hands-on training to students who are interested in working in substance abuse. It fulfills some of the requirements needed for certification in Virginia as a substance abuse assistant.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English is required. If students have deficiencies in English, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HMS 251 Substance Abuse I||3|
|MEN 101 Mental Health Skill Training I||3||HMS 121|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|HMS 252 Substance Abuse II||3||ADJ 228|
|HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse||3|
|MEN 102 Mental Health Skill Training II||3||HMS 227, MEN 198, HMS 225|
|3rd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|MEN 190 Coordinated Practice||3||MEN 290|
|MEN 196 On-Site Training||3||MEN 296|
|Total Credits For Program||24|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101 and MEN 102) in order to remain in the program.
- Students must complete HMS 100 and MEN 101 prior to enrolling in MEN 102.
- MEN 101 and HMS 251 must be completed prior to enrolling in MEN 190 and MEN 196 or MEN 290 and MEN 296. Students must meet with their advisor prior to enrolling in MEN 190 and MEN 196 or MEN 290 and MEN 296.
- MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites and must be taken in the same semester. MEN 290 and MEN 296 are corequisites and must be taken int he same semester.
- This program is in compliance with Commonwealth of Virginia requirements for certification as a substance abuse assistant.
- Students entering the public or private sectors of human services may be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures.This may also be required as a condition of employment.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Health Sciences: 804-768-6611 (Chester).