Substance Abuse Education

The Substance Abuse Education Certificate program at Middlesex Community College is one of three certificates students may earn in our dynamic Human Services program. Start on your way toward a very fulfilling career with a certificate today! You can earn all three certificate areas, get a degree – and get a strong competitive edge from Middlesex Community College today.

Certificate in Substance Abuse Education

This certificate is designed to provide students with introductory theoretical knowledge and training in the area of substance abuse and addiction. Students who complete this certificate will be able to apply credits toward the Associate Degree in Human Services or transfer credits to bachelor’s degree programs. Students with this certificate, coupled with their Associate Degree in Human Services, will have special training and education in the etiology of the disease process of addiction; environmental and familial risk factors in substance abuse; public health issues; prevention and treatment modalities; and continuum of care. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a field work placement, which provides a great deal of experience and often leads to future employment.

Academic Requirements

Certificates in Substance Abuse Education, Juvenile Justice, Therapeutic Recreation, and may be taken concurrently with the Human Services Associate Degree. These help develop counseling, interviewing and interventional skills, conflict resolution skills, advocacy and other skills necessary to the Human Services profession.

Certificate Information

Downloadable Program Forms & Documents:

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Hernandez

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services
Phone: 860-343-5816
Office Location: Snow Hall 508
See office hours here

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