Bow Valley College

Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Human Services
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Description:Students in this 16-month diploma program will learn to support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities in identifying and managing addictions through prevention and treatment programs. Students will acquire the multilevel intervention skills necessary to support dysfunctional behaviours of addictions.

Addictions workers and counsellors often work in community social services, children and youth services, justice system institutions, community Aboriginal services, and emergency shelters. The program includes 17 courses and 4 community practicums.
URL:Addiction Studies: Aboriginal Focus at Bow Valley College
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers:Addiction Counsellors

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma with credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current police information check (PIC) with a vulnerable sector search (VSS) is required prior to practicum placements.

    * 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 August 21, 2017