Certificate Programs

Human Services Certificate Programs

Certificate of Achievement---Alcohol & Drug Certification Domains

Special-purpose training program for immediate employment in the field of addictions; and for those wanting to complete 270 hours of coursework required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure, and, 72 hours of course work for  the Chemical Dependency Associate (CDA) credential. 

Students completing the Certificate of Achievement---Alcohol & Drug Certification Domains will be able to:

  • Counsel individuals specific to the problems associated with addiction.
  • Identify ethical, professional, and legal standards necessary to work in the human services profession. 
  • Complete a Psychosocial Assessment and diagnose using the criteria in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

 

The Certificate of Achievement---Alcohol & Drug Certification Domains includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Human Services (HS 101)
  • Counseling Techniques (HS 203)
  • Group Dynamics (HS 204)
  • Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior (HS 209)
  • Counseling and Treatment of Addictions (HS 210)

Please note:  Introduction to Human Services (HS 101) is a prerequisite for Counseling Techniques (HS 203) and Counseling Techniques (HS 203) is a prerequisite for Group Dynamics (HS 204). 

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement---Alcohol & Drug Certification Domains.

Requirements for CADC/LCADC Certification:

  • 270 educational hours in alcohol and drug domains
  • 300 hours of supervised work experience
  • 300 hours of supervised practical training
  • Participation in alcohol and drug abuse self-help meetings
  • Successful completion of an oral and written examination

Requirements for CDA credential:

  • 72 educational hours in one of the specialty areas
  • 2000 hours of supervised work experience
  • 200 hours of supervised practicum

 

Certificate of Achievement in Mental Health

This certificate program is designed for the entry level mental health service worker and for those wanting to complete the ninety (90) hours of coursework required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Community Mental Health Associate (CMHA) credential.  This certificate is focused on activities that bring services, resources, and people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals.

The Certificate of Achievement in Mental Health includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Human Services (HS 101)
  • Intro to Mental Health (HS 111)
  • Counseling Techniques (HS 203)
  • Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior (HS 209)
  • Mental Health Counseling (HS 212)

Please note:  Introduction to Human Services (HS 101) is a prerequisite for Counseling Techniques (HS 203) and Intro to Mental Health (HS 111) is a prerequisite for Mental Health Counseling (HS 212).

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Mental Health.

Requirements for CMHA credential:

  • 90 educational hours in mental health domains
  • 2000 hours of supervised work experience
  • 110 hours of supervised practicum

 

Human Services Specialist Certificate 

This Certificate is for students interested in securing an entry-level position in the counseling and addictions profession and for those wanting to complete the 270 hours of course work as required by The Certification Board, Inc. for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification, and the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensure; and, the 72 hours of course work for the Chemical Dependency Associate credential. 

The Human Services Specialist Certificate program includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Human Services (HS 101)
  • Counseling Techniques (HS 203)
  • Group Dynamics (HS 204)
  • Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior (HS 209)
  • Counseling and Treatment of Addictions (HS 210)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PS 101)
  • Theories of Personality (PS 202)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PS 203)
  • Behavior Modification (PS 206)

Please note:  Introduction to Human Services (HS 101) is a prerequisite for Counseling Techniques (HS 203); Counseling Techniques (HS 203) is a prerequisite for Group Dynamics (HS 204); Introduction to Psychology (PS 101) is a prerequisite for Theories of Personality (PS 202), Abnormal Psychology (PS 203), and Behavior Modification (PS 206).

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses in order to earn a Human Services Specialist Certificate

For more information on the Human Services Program at Passaic County Community College, visit the Human Services Program homepage at www.pccc.edu.

For more information regarding Work Experience, Practicum, and Certification, visit The Certification Board, Inc. website at www.certbd.org. 

Course Schedule:  Flexible classes are offered days, evenings, and Saturdays.  For current course schedule, call 973-684-6153. 

Cost:  See current college bulletin. Texts may be purchased at the bookstore.

Prerequisite:  All courses require permission of Professor Michael D’Arcangelo.  Classes start January 17, 2018.  For advisement call 973-684-5759 or 201-475-8231.