Addictions & Community Health Professional

The Addictions & Community Health Professional program enables students to secure employment with numerous agencies by providing a fundamental understanding of the psychological, physical, and mental health aspects of addictions and community health issues.

Sundance College’s program includes a 7 week practical work experience in an addictions, youth, community health, or social service setting. Graduating students receive a full range of professional Career Services covering, resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, job search techniques & support, and employer interview referrals and matching.

Addictions & Community Health Professional

Career Opportunities

  • Addictions Treatment
  • Child & Youth Residential Facilities & Services
  • Community Mental Health Centres
  • Group Homes
  • Women’s Shelters
  • Social Service & Outreach Agencies
  • Corrections Facilities

Program Synopsis

  • Diploma

    Academic Credential

  • Up to $46,051-$63,500

    What You Could Earn in this Career Field

    Average 2015 Alberta Salary,

  • 43 Weeks

    Program Duration

  • 7 Weeks

    Practicum Duration

Career Knowledge & Skills: Areas of Focus

  • Addictions
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Addiction & Mental Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Intake Procedures & Treatment Planning
  • Case File Management
  • Interviewing & Counselling
  • Group Facilitation
  • Youth Issues
  • Health Prevention & Promotion
  • Ethics & Communications
  • Business Communications
  • MS Office Computer Skills
  • Workplace Team and Professional Skills
  • Career & Employment Strategies
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer

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