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Substance Abuse Certificate (CPC)

Certificate of Program Completion

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

1 year


Vincennes Campus


Psychology/Sociology/Social Work Department 812-888-5127

Course Catalog

This certificate program is designed primarily for professionals and paraprofessionals who are interested in the area of substance abuse. The courses could, however, benefit a wide variety of helping professionals, including social workers, case managers, educators, school counselors and administrators, nurses, and ministers. This program will prepare students to recognize addictions and understand treatment and prevention options for substance abusers and their families. A certificate program provides students with a Certificate of Completion. Students planning to become licensed as a Substance Abuse Counselor should refer to their state’s credentialing requirements.

Major Program Requirements:

ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 hrs

PSYC 142 - General Psychology 3 hrs

PSYC 201 - Developmental Psychology 3 hrs

PSYC 249 - Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs

PSYC 301 - Human Issues and Dilemmas in Social Sciences 3 hrs –or- PHIL 212 - Introduction to Ethics 3hrs

SOCL 180 - Addiction Disorders and Psychoactive Drugs 3 hrs

SOCL 181 - Assessment and Treatment of Addiction Disorders 3 hrs

SOCL 245 - Cultural Diversity: Sociology 3 hrs

Total Credit Hours - 24

Career Outcomes

Occupational Outlook