Career Studies Certificates


Career Studies Certificate in Substance Abuse


Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.


A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
HMS 220 Addiction and Prevention 3
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 1 0 7

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
HMS 260 Substance Abuse Counseling 3
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II 3
Elective Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 3 0 9


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