Purpose: This curriculum 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 education requirements including didactic and experiential learning with a supervised internship required.
Individuals seeking skills and knowledge in this career field, but not seeking state certification may also enroll.
Cooperative Education: Students in this curriculum will participate in at least 3 semester hours of Cooperative Education unless they already have equivalent experience.
Total credits for the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate: 37 credits
1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.