The Addiction Studies and Human Services Two-Year Certificate of Completion provides the coursework and 300 of the 1,000 hours of supervised experience required to qualify to sit for the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I exam. The certificate also provides foundational coursework recommended by community partners to be successful in the addictions field, criminal justice field, and other human services fields that include work with addicted persons and their families.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional values and ethical standards that are foundational to the human services profession.
- Demonstrate foundational aptitude to integrate knowledge of cultural diversity in multiple settings and with multiple clients and available significant others.
- Demonstrate basic ability to collaboratively develop an effective and clear treatment plan by assessing client needs and selecting interventions that will assist clients in promoting optimal functioning, growth, and goal attainment.
- Develop foundational awareness of their values, cultural bias, philosophies, personality, and style and how these personal characteristics affect clients.
- Demonstrate beginning professional interviewing skills.
- Identify basic skills required to create genuine and empathetic relationships.