Certificate Programs of Study
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor
Program Code: 403 – 01
Purpose: This program is designed to fulfill the Virginia state educational requirements for the certification of substance abuse counselors. To meet substance abuse counselor certification requirements, the applicant is expected to meet specific educational requirements including didactic and experiential learning with a supervised internship required. The program is designed to be completed within one academic year and will serve as a specialization under the Human Services Program at Southwest Virginia Community College. Effective June 30, 2003, applicants for Virginia’s CSAC must possess a Bachelor’s degree.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|CST 110||Introduction to Communication||3||0||3|
|HMS 121||Basic Counseling Skills I||3||0||3|
|HMS 141||Group Dynamics||3||0||3|
|HMS 251||Substance Abuse||3||0||3|
|HMS 266||Counseling Psychology||3||0||3|
|PSY 232||Lifespan Human Development II||3||0||3|
|HMS 142||Group Dynamics II||3||0||3|
|HMS 145||Effects of Psychoactive Drugs||3||0||3|
|HMS 252||Substance Abuse II||3||0||3|
|HMS 258||Case Management & Substance Abuse||3||0||3|
|HMS 290*||Coordinated Internship||3||0||3|
|PSY 120**||Human Relations||3||0||3|
Total Minimum Credits for the Certificate in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor … 37
*Students will be expected to complete AT LEAST three (3) semester hours of cooperative education to complete the program. Students having equivalent experience have the option of submitting documentation of said experience for review for credit by experience.
**Students having comparable social science electives have the option of submitting documentation for review for course substitution.