Certificate of Completion in Addictions & Substance Use Disorders (ASD)

Prepare yourself for a future in the Addictions & Substance Use Disorders field by acquiring new skills and knowledge through Rio Salado College's accredited ASD certificate program. With over 40 start dates per year you can start your education as soon as next week!

Certificate Stats

Certificate of Completion Level 1 (21 credit hours)

Certificate of Completion  Level 2 (18 credit hours)

Cost per credit hour: $250 (no additional program fees, including textbooks, for ASD courses)

Career Choices

The ASD certificate program can give you the skills and training you need to prepare you for jobs in a wide variety of fields that includes:

  • Addictions counseling
  • Adolescent & child services
  • Civil courts
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Human resources
  • Social-service case managers & caseworkers
  • Therapy
  • Welfare services

CLASSES YOU’LL TAKE

The Certificate of Completion program offers two levels. The first is 21 credit hours; the second level is 18 credit hours. In order to earn your CCL, you have to get a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

  • What Will I Learn?

    What You’ll Learn In This Program:

    • Identify symptoms of addictions and substance use disorders. (ASD100)
    • Describe the relapse process. (ASD100)
    • Demonstrate beginning skills in the identification of co-occurring disorders. (ASD100)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical communication. (ASD102)
    • Describe the counseling process in terms of objectives and issues of the initial counseling sessions, middle phase, termination of counseling, and follow-up. (ASD102)
    • Describe how to establish the atmosphere for counseling, encourage clients and family members to establish counseling goals, commit to work on those goals, and to become involved in self-help groups. (ASD102)
    • Identify the major concepts and goals of major counseling theories. (BHS205)
    • Identify the fundamental principles of self-help groups and differentiate between counseling and self-help models. (ASD150)
    • Identify and critically analyze the twelve steps. (ASD150)
    • State the psychological and pharmacological effects of substance use/abuse. (ASD110)
    • Explain roles, functions, and limitations of the addictions and substance use disorders counselor. (ASD120)
    • Identify the professional standards for practice, ethics, and development for the addictions and substance use disorders counselor. (ASD120)
    • Describe strategies and treatment modalities recommended for working with persons with AIDS. (ASD145)
    • Identify and describe laws pertaining to confidentiality, maintenance of client records, and reporting child abuse. (ASD161)
    • Demonstrate ability to complete a psychosocial assessment, a mental status assessment, and progress notes. (ASD161)
    • Describe how to establish client rapport. (ASD165)
    • Describe roles assumed by individuals in the family impacted by addiction. (ASD220)
  • Class Schedule

    Classes you’ll take

    The Certificate of Completion Level 1 program is 21 credit hours. In order to earn your CCL, you have to get a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

    Semester 1 (12 credits)

    • ASD100 Foundations of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (3)  
    • ASD102 Communication Skills in Treating Addiction (3)  
    • ASD110 Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency (3)
    • ASD120 Professional Ethics in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (1)  
    • ASD150 Principles of Self-Help Groups (2)

    Semester 2 (9 credits)

    • ASD145 AIDS and Addiction (1)  
    • ASD161 Beginning Clinical Documentation Skills (3)  
    • ASD165 Theories and Techniques in the Treatment of Addictions (2)  
    • BHS205* Therapeutic Intervention Models (3)

    *Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

     

    The Certificate of Completion Level 2 program is 18 credit hours. In order to earn your CCL, you have to get a grade of "C' or better in all courses. 

    Semester 1 (12 credits)

    • ASD100 Foundations of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (3)
    • ASD102 Communication Skills in Treating Addiction (3)  
    • ASD110 Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency (3)  
    • ASD120 Professional Ethics in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (1)  
    • ASD150 Principles of Self-Helf Groups (2)  

    Semester 2 (12 credits)

    • ASD145 Aids and Addiction (1)  
    • ASD161 Beginning Clinical Documentation Skills (3)  
    • ASD165 Theories and Techniques in the Treatment of Addictions (2)  
    • ASD220 Family Dynamics and Addiction (3)  
    • BHS205* Therapeutic Intervention Models (3)

    Semester 3 (12 credits)

    • ASD226 Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations (3)
    • ASD236 Relapse, Recovery and Addiction (2)  
    • ASD245 Co-Occurring Disorders (2)  
    • ASD250 Group Interventions (3)  
    • Select two (2) credits from the list of Restricted Electives below (2)

    Semester 4 (3 credits)  

    • ASD275* Advanced Theory and Techniques in the Treatment of Addiction Disorders

    *Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

    Restricted Electives Course List  

    • ASD130 Legal Aspects of Addiction (1)  
    • ASD215 Adult Children of Alcoholics (1)  
    • ASD280* Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Practicum (6)
    • ASD284 Current Issues and Addictions Seminar (0.5)  
    • ASD285 Addictions Seminar 1 (1-4) Note: ASD285 may be repeated for a total of four (4) credit hours
    • ASD285xx Any Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Seminar course (1)
    • ASD295 Advanced Foundations: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Counselor Licensing/Certification Exams (3)
    • CPDxxx Any CPD Counseling and Personal Development course (1-3)  
    • PSY2xx* Any 200 Level PSY Psychology Course (3)  
    • SOC2xx* Any 200 Level SOC Sociology Course (3)  
    • SWU2xx* Any 200 Level SWU Social Work Course (3)

    *Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

     

  • Flexible Block Calendar Scheduling

    Rio offers flexible start dates and class times, so you can create a schedule that works for you. Plan out your degree and certificate classes by checking out our Block Calendar System.

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