Working with people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction is a challenging and rewarding career path. Vancouver Career College's Addictions and Community Services Worker program prepares students to enter the growing field of community care.
The program teaches the fundamentals of addiction, human psychology, relapse prevention and the physical effects of substance abuse. Students also gain practical skills such as working with families and group facilitation techniques.
The 44-week program also teaches community support techniques such as dealing with special needs patients and domestic violence.
The program outline below is for British Columbia.
|CFME||Case File Management and Report Writing||25|
|ATPE||Introduction to Intake Procedures and Treatment Planning||50|
|GFCE||Group Facilitation Concepts||50|
|CRNE||Community Resources and Networking||25|
|FOAE||Fundamentals of Addiction||100|
|PRME||Fundamentals of Pharmacology||25|
|PHPE||Preventative Health Promotion||50|
|RPIE||Relapse Prevention and Intervention||75|
|STSE||Secondary Traumatic Stress||25|
|ISWE||Introduction to Software Applications||25|
|WFME||Working with Families||50|
|SPNE||High Risk Populations||75|
|SSSE||Student Success Strategies||25|
|CESE||Career and Employment Strategies||25|
|EXAM||Final Comprehensive Exam||5|