CURRICULUM GUIDE

Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0239  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Work in substance abuse requires individuals with specialized knowledge and
skills. The Certificate of Achievement is designed for individuals wanting an
education with a focus on skills and knowledge related to prevention and
treatment of substance abuse. A supervised two-semester practicum within a
substance abuse agency is required. The curriculum is aligned with the
standards set forth by the National Organization for Human Service Education
and the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. The course work
meets the educational component for certification as a Certified Addictions
Counselor Level-I (CAC-I) of the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction
Professionals (MCBAP),

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 112    Understanding/Substance Abuse                                    3
HUSE 240    Substance Abuse: Spec Pop/Adol                                   3
HUSE 242    Chemically Dependent Family                                      3
HUSE 245    Addiction: Preven/Treatment                                      4
HUSE 282    Human Services Practicum I (See Note 1)                          4
HUSE 284    Human Services Practicum II                                      4
SOWK 203    Social Work Interviewing                                         3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   33

1.    There is an application process and guidelines for admission into the
      practicum component. Students should meet with a program advisor to
      develop a plan to meet all practicum prerequisites. Applications are due
      by April 1 for admission to Fall practicum. Application packets with
      current requirements are available beginning in January from the Health
      and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical
      Center, Room 1750. Contact the program advisor for further information.
2.    All required HUSE and SOWK courses must be completed with a minimum 2.5
      grade or better.

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 100          HUSE 240          HUSE 282          HUSE 284
HUSE 101          HUSE 242
HUSE 112          SOWK 203
HUSE 245          WRIT 121