CURRICULAR GUIDE

Substance Abuse
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0239  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

A substance abuse worker is an individual with specialized knowledge and
skills in the area of substance abuse, including its causes, treatment, and
prevention strategies.  The certificate is designed for individuals who have
achieved a degree and wish to focus their skills in the substance abuse area.
Two semesters of field work are required. It takes five semesters to complete
this curriculum.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 35 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 112    Introduction/Substance Abuse                                     3
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
HUSE 241    Substance Abuse Prevention                                       3
HUSE 242    Chemically Dependent Family                                      3
HUSE 244    Sub Abuse:Treatment, Intrv                                       3
HUSE 286    Substance Abuse Practicum I (See Note 1)                         4
HUSE 288    Substance Abuse Practicum II                                     4
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   35

1.    There is an application process and guidelines for admission into the
      field placement/practicum component. Students should meet with a program
      advisor to develop a plan to meet all field work prerequisites.
      Applications are due by April 1 for admission to Fall field placement.
      Application packets with current requirements are available beginning in
      January from the Human, Health and Public Service Careers Department,
      Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 175. Contact a program advisor
      for further information.
2.    All required HUSE and SOWK courses must be completed with a minimum 2.5
      grade or better.
3.    Students should plan to begin this curriculum summer semester.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
HUSE 112          HUSE 100          HUSE 240          HUSE 286
WRIT 121          HUSE 101          HUSE 241
                  HUSE 242          SOWK 203
                  HUSE 244

HUSE 288