Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant - Career Studies Certificate

Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant
Program Details
Career Studies Certificate
Academic Division: 
Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services
Online Learning Option This program can be completed online or in the classroom.

Learn to help others. The community needs more workers in social and human services fields.

Help fulfill the industry demand by enrolling in Virginia Peninsula's Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant career studies certificate program. Tailored to fit the Virginia Peninsula’s needs, the curriculum will introduce you to group dynamics, case management, counseling and more. You'll also gain hands-on experience during a coordinated internship.


Graduates of this program will be qualified for positions designed to assist substance abuse counselors. Virginia Peninsula also offers other programs in the Human Services industry, including an associate degree in Human Services and Benefits Program Specialist and Youth Development career studies certificates. The employment opportunities are vast and expected to grow as the elderly population grows and the needs of impaired populations continue to increase. Explore options in fields such as social work, counseling, mental health care and more. Graduates with experience in this field become:

  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation technicians
  • nursing home aides
  • community development assistants
  • counseling or social service assistants
  • childcare workers
  • eligibility interviewers for government programs
  • mental health counselors
  • human service assistants
  • substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  • teacher assistants
  • case management aides
  • adult daycare workers

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