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Substance Abuse Prevention - School of Liberal Arts

Certificate (CERT)

About the Program

prevention specialistMost people in the chemical dependency field accept that addiction is a life-threatening disease that affects family, emotional, employment, financial, legal, and spiritual health. If you want to help people and prevent future dependency, then a career in substance abuse prevention could be right for you.

This program prepares students to work in substance abuse prevention in their communities and will provide all the educational components to take the credentialing examination. Courses address community assessment, levels of risk and protective factors in the community, data collection and analysis, and target populations, as well as information about drugs, alcohol, dependence and addiction.

The core curriculum for this program is totally online and can be taken by anyone in any location in the state. You can complete the core requirements in only one year and earn CEUs to maintain your credentials once established. There are no prerequisites for the program.

Career Opportunities:

  • Provide education and alternative activities for young people in schools
  • Be a community organizer in substance abuse agencies and DWI task forces
  • Work in the courts and various city, state and federal agencies

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For more information, please contact the School of Liberal Arts, 505-428-1370, gail.terzuola@sfcc.edu.

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