Drug Alcohol Counseling Certificate

Drug and Alcohol CounselingDrug and Alcohol CounselingAlcohol and drug addiction is a major public health problem in America. The consequences are far-reaching and affect individuals, families, and society as a whole. Our program will provide you with an understanding of drug use, abuse, and dependence and the related personal and social consequences. You will develop skills to provide therapeutic services for people dealing with substance abuse, with an emphasis on helping them maintain recovery and prevent relapse. As a graduate, you will be prepared for entry into the drug and alcohol counseling profession and/or to continue your education at a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. The Drug and Alcohol Counseling courses are accepted by the Delaware Certification Board and lead to partial fulfillment of the requirements for certification. This 18 credit-hour certificate program is designed to supplement an existing associate degree in a relevant area of study.  

This program is offered at the Dover and Wilmington campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • D.U.I. Assessor
  • Intake Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Group Facilitator
What You'll Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Create and maintain effective and professional documents relevant to Drug and Alcohol Counseling.
  2. Interact ethically and professionally within the Drug and Alcohol Counseling field.
  3. Apply information to identify client's strengths, weaknesses and resources to create a treatment plan.
  4. Provide effective client services at an entry level by utilizing professional Drug and Alcohol Counseling principles and practices.
  5. Establish effective working relationships within the Drug and Alcohol Counseling arena.
  6. Apply basic management and leadership skills in Drug and Alcohol Counseling environments, including time management, organization, and the ability to follow directions.
  7. Utilize feedback to assess the effect of oneself on Drug and Alcohol Counseling outcomes and make adjustments accordingly.

Campus-Specific Drug Alcohol Counseling Certificate Information

Kim Paoli
Department Chair
(302) 857-1781

This program is offered at the Dover and Wilmington campuses.
This program is offered at the Dover and Wilmington campuses.

Dr. Cathrine Kavanagh
Department Chair and Instructional Director
(302) 434-5547