The Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate is a one-year certificate program that is designed to prepare students to enter the field of human services and to provide specialized services to individuals and their families who are experiencing the affects of substance abuse. Graduates of this program will have the necessary educational requirements to become eligible to register with the State and function as a Counselor Intern (CI). This will include working in the field with supervision.
The practicums will provide structured supervised field experience. The certificate program mirrors the first year of the Associate of Applied Science in Human Service Provider Associate. The final practicum will be developed as the capstone for the program.
Articulation agreements and transferability with state universities are available. For more information contact the program director.
ADMISSION TO HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDER/SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING PROGRAM
Admission to Weatherford College does not guarantee selective admission to the Human Service/Substance Abuse Counseling program. The number of students admitted to this program is limited. Students admitted to this program will be selected on the basis of admission to the college, reading and writing level, prior educational achievements and an interview with the program director. All potential students need to complete an application, submit a criminal background check, reading and writing placement scores, and any prior education. For specific application information and deadlines, contact the program director or the academic counselor.
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY LEAD TO INELIGIBILITY FOR STATE LICENSURE
The Board of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor has identified certain criminal backgrounds that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure in the State of Texas. Contact the program director to find out more about potential ineligibility.