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Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse

What if you had the opportunity to save someone’s life every day? The Substance Abuse Counseling program will train graduates, through individual or group therapy, to provide support, education, and guidance to people suffering from drug, alcohol, or other addictions.

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse 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.

Coursework 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.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.

Admissions Process

Please Note: This program is not selective admission, however, due to the professional scope of practice/state certification you are pursuing; we require that students complete an interview/fit for duty self-assessment with the program director. The program admissions interview/fit for duty self-assessment is required prior to enrollment in curriculum classes.

You may email lniang@cfcc.edu the Human Services Technology program Director Dr. LaTonya Lee Niang, EdD LCAS CCS to initiate the interview process.

Course Information

Human Services Technology, Substance Abuse Concentration A.A.S. (A4538E)
Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse CTE Pathway Certificate (C4538ECP) for High School Students

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Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. Note: You do not need Blackboard Collaborate to participate in the information session. Please find instructions on how to access the information session below.

Wed Feb. 24, 2020 3:30 pm Access the Info Session

  • Sign in to the session with your first, middle, and last name plus your student ID (if you are a current student).
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