|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Psychology||PSY101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Addiction||HSV112||3||PSY101; ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Case Management in Human Services||HSV218||3||PSY215; ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Intro to Substance Abuse Counseling||HSV215||3||HSV112 and PSY215|
|Pre-Practicum Prep w/Field Experience||HSV216||Spring||3||see note*|
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*Note: The prerequisite for certificate students is ENG111 with a grade of C or better and a minimum of nine credits completed toward the certificate option including, at a minimum, PSY215 and HSV112.
A placement experience in a human services agency is required by the course following a C.O.R.I. background check.
This certificate prepares students for direct service entry level jobs providing the delivery of services to clients with substance abuse problems and their families.
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Substance Abuse Services Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Students completing the certificate may qualify for careers in social welfare, mental health, community development, or other similar human service organizations in the community serving families and children, adolescents, elders, or other specific populations in need of services through community programming.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.