Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Prince Albert Campus)

Addictions Counselling

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Program Information

School:Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Prince Albert Campus)
Field of Study:Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Description:It takes emotional maturity, good people skills and a strong sense of self to become an addictions counsellor. If you’re interested, the Addictions Counselling program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will provide the training you need. The program is also the first in Canada to integrate mental health, addictions and First Nations philosophy. Extensive training hours and experiential learning qualify you for jobs with community-based agencies, health authorities, non-profit organizations, school systems and private companies. Look for a position as a treatment counsellor, addictions educator, group home worker, case manager or employee/family assistance counsellor.

Addictions Counselling is a two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus, and online. You’ll study cross-cultural and gender issues, gambling, pharmacology, drug abuse history in communities, prevention strategies and more.
URL:Addictions Counselling at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Prince Albert Campus)
Length:80 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,065
International: $12,650

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Grade 12 with English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30 and English Language Requirement. Satisfactory assessment for chemical dependency (the assessment is made up of two parts: evaluation of the assessment and interpretation of results, satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      All successful applicants must provide proof of Standard First Aid, CPR Health Care Provider 'C' AED or equivalent, and submit the results of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to commencement of the program. (When you are accepted to the program, you will be further advised of the required timelines for submission of the related documents. Please await further notice). The cost of CPR certification, the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility.
      Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 08, 2019