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Become a Substance Abuse Counselor
With a curriculum designed by real world addiction professionals and both online and in-class hybrid options that can be completed in six months, Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) substance abuse counselor certification program offers students flexibility without compromising academic excellence. Our substance abuse counselor certification program is available in-class in Woodland Hills, California (just North of Los Angeles) and online in states across the country though our partnership with several credentialing boards as well IC RC reciprocity. With just a High School Diploma or GED, for most states, you can become a substance abuse counselor and take the first steps towards a rapidly-growing and fulfilling career path as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. …Read More Our curriculum is tailored to meet the changing needs of addiction treatment professionals. Our addiction treatment experience, through operating Sober College drug rehab center for young adults, add to our expertise and enhances the time you will spend in our program. SCSAS has a strong rooted belief that counseling and recovery can transform and save lives. This belief ensures that all graduates are fully prepared to enter the the field of substance abuse counseling as successful and competent counselors. Show Less.
A Program Designed to Fit Your Schedule | In-Class Hybrid and Online Programs
Sober College School of Addiction Studies is designed for working professionals. By taking our classes online, or in-class one weekend a month, you will complete 315 educational hours (including practicum hours) in just six months.
Our In-Class Hybrid Program is perfect for students that would benefit from having face time with their instructor. With benchmark goals, hybrid students complete coursework the month before meeting with their instructor for one weekend (two in-class meetings). The significance of in-class meetings are to review important material, engage in discussions with peers and their instructor, and to prepare for the final exam.
Our Online Program also offers flexibility and has benchmark goals to keep students on track. There are no in-class meetings with our instructor; however, students engage in weekly online discussions with both classmates and their instructor. This learning format is best suited for students that enjoy making their own schedule as they reach short-term goals and who thrive on continued engagement.
Questions about which program would work best for you?
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How the Hybrid Online Class Work
The course material for both hybrid and online formats are accessed via Moodle, an online learning platform that provides a personalized learning environment for our students. Since all coursework is submitted on Moodle, students can trust that all completed assignments are organized, secure and visible to their instructor in real time. Moodle also offers time management tools and interactive assignments, catering to the vast needs of students.
Opportunities for alternate scheduling are available online, as well as rolling admissions for the 6 month in-class hybrid experience to meet the needs of the working professional. Finely honed curriculum focuses on a science-based addiction education enabling professionals to provide the highest quality addiction counseling to individuals dealing with substance abuse or addiction.
Why Become a Substance Abuse Counselor with SCSAS?
The field of alcohol and drug treatment is growing and evolving at an accelerated rate. With the more widely accepted “disease” model of addiction, those with substance abuse issues are increasingly deemed as ‘sick’ rather than ‘morally corrupt’. With this recent, insightful understanding, the demand for addiction treatment along with substance abuse counselors has inflated; therefore serious applicants generally have no issue finding a suitable job. Even at entry level drug and alcohol counseling positions, substance abuse professionals are estimated to start out earning greater than $42,000/year. …Read More Sober College School of Addiction Studies will provide you with the techniques to work with individuals, groups, and families in both theory, and through practical application. Our program is designed for aspiring addiction counselors who have a passion to counsel those who are currently suffering from the effects of substance abuse. The perfect candidate for this program has a desire to assist individuals in recovery through identifying behaviors and problems relating to their addictions and then providing support for behavioral change and maintenance of sobriety. Show Less.
A Program Designed to Fit Your Needs
Our program is one-of-a-kind, taught be real working professionals and designed to fit YOUR schedule. If your goal is to become a substance abuse counselor, we can help you decide which program option best meets your needs. We understand that going back to school is a big, and often challenging step… we can help.