Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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C2.5115A (27 credits) Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

A 27-30-hour certificate in human services is available for students’ seeking certification in drug and alcohol counseling.

Students who earn the certificate meet the required 270 hours of education for initial licensure in the state of Nebraska. Upon successful completion of an additional 300 hours of supervised practice, students can apply for provisional licensure and begin the 5,000 hours of supervised clinical work required before applying for full licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC).  Applicants for licensure must provide misdemeanor and felony conviction information to the state and must receive a passing score on the Examination for Alcohol and Drug Counseling given by the state.

For more information about statewide certification requirements, please contact the lead faculty for human services at 308.635.6783.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify circumstances associated with problems in living including those related to substance use.
  • Demonstrate effective intervention techniques to improve people’s lives and reach individual goals.
  • Perform full standards of practice in various client situations.
  • Compare personal and professional beliefs, values, and ethics.

Program Requirements

Total Certificate Requirements: 27-30 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Certificate Credits: 27

Total Certificate Credits: 30

(with optional course)

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