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Addiction and Recovery

Our Program

Addiction and Recovery Specialist

Program Description

This program is approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

This diploma program prepares you to effectively manage the administrative and implementation responsibilities of a wide variety of mental health programs and services for individuals. This program is intended for people who are looking for a career in mental health support work, assisting people with personal and social issues.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, students will seek career opportunities as:

  • Family social service worker
  • Community mental health worker
  • Resident support worker
  • Addiction and counselling support worker
  • Women shelter worker

Admissions Requirements

  • 1. High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • 2. Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    • I. Minimum Grade 10 English (Domestic Students)
    • II. For English as second language students; Overall IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
    • III. Pass the College’s English admission test.
  • 3. Criminal record check.
  • 4. Immunization report.
  • 5. Complete ‘Student Declaration’ form.
  • 6. 6 months’ work experience in the social services OR completion of the Social Service Community Support Worker program or equivalent.

Program Duration & Breakdown

Course No. Course Name Hours
ARSW100 Relapse Prevention 80
ARSW101 Pharmacology Fundamentals 80
ARSW102 Intake & Discharge Planning 20
ARSW103 Indigenous People & Addiction 80
ARSW104 Addiction Treatment Options 40
Program Total 15 Weeks 300 hrs

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