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Mental Health/Addictions Technician (CP)

Certificate Program (CP)

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 Neil Westergaard
 Neil Westergaard 
Associate Professor


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Certificate Program Requirements

16 credits completed in residence
2.25 grade point average
37 total credits
ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

Certificate Program
General Education Requirements

The two-year associate degree program is designed to prepare students to work in entry-level positions in mental health or addictions facilities.  Completers of the program may be employed in mental health centers, drug treatment centers, human service organizations, hospitals, and public and private residential treatment centers.  Technicians will typically work under the supervision of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction counselors, and nurses. 

The curriculum provides a background in psychology, sociology, related laws and regulations and the core courses in mental health and addictions.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students to assist in problem solving, crisis management, case management, medication monitoring, and living activities.  The curriculum consists of theory courses and hands-on internships. 

Students can complete a certificate program with one year of study, or an Associate in Applied Science Degree after completing a second year of additional study.

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Suggested Courses                                                Credits

CSCI 101
ENGL 110
MHA 201
MHA 205
MHA 210
MHA 215
MHA 220
PSYC 111
PSYC 270
SWK 200
SWK 256

Introduction to Computers
College Composition I
Mental Health I
Mental Health II
Addictions I
Addictions II
Introduction to Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Helping Relationships
Introduction to Human Services