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Human Services Technology/Addiction and Recovery Studies

Program Description

The Human Services Technology/Addiction and Recovery Studies concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention- oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community – based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four year degrees.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the Twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients. Students complete between 66-69 credit hours and 320 Work-Based Learning/internship hours to complete the program.

The VGCC HST Addiction and Recovery Studies track is approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board to meet the educational requirements needed to qualify for the written certification exam for either the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential or the Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) credential.

Classes are held on VGCC’s South Campus near Creedmoor where the program is housed.  Some courses are offered in an on-line format as well.

Some Addiction and Recovery courses are offered in the Fall and others are offered in the Spring. Courses are offered in the summer as well, but all required courses are taught in either the fall or spring semesters.

*Current VGCC Human Services Student Achievement Indicators

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