Centennial College

Addiction and Mental Health Worker

Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Mental Health Counselling/Counsellor
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Description:The Addiction and Mental Health Worker program offered by the School of Community and Health Studies helps you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in mental health and addiction services, using evidence-based knowledge and skills in screening, assessing and responding to people with mental health, substance use and addictions from diverse cultural and community perspectives.

In your Addition and Mental Health Work courses, you learn to work with individuals, family members and small groups who are impacted by addiction and mental health issues in a variety of community health and human services settings such as social and advocacy organizations, residential care facilities, outpatient care centres, and community-based food, housing, emergency and other relief services. You also gain the know-how to advocate at organizational and systems levels to promote equitable access to supports and services, including health promotion, prevention and harm reduction.
URL:Addiction and Mental Health Worker at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters, and includes incidental fees.
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 are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); and English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.

* 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 July 27, 2017

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