The Substance Abuse Treatment Minor can be completed entirely online in as little as three semesters. Classes run throughout the year and some are also available in-class. You'll be able to get the knowledge you need to prepare for the Certified Addictions Counselor process as well as add a minor to your degree to set you apart from other applicants in your field.
With the SAT minor, it's personal.
Substance abuse has always been of great concern in our lives. Most of us can talk about a father or mother, sister or brother, friend, or ourselves who have experienced the disaster of the individual and family disease. Whether you decide to be a teacher, nurse, mental health, psychology, criminal justice, social work or any other profession that works with people, you can count on working with substance abuse and its problems.
Many people start out with interest in SAT 202 (Introduction to Substance Abuse). Before long “it’s personal”. They can see it all around them. They can feel the destruction and they want to know more. We also developed the minor to support the State of Michigan’s certification to work in substance abuse treatment. More recently we moved to a full online minor. We still have some face-to-face classes, but we now offer the completed certification online (5 classes) and over three semesters. You can currently take two classes in the Fall semester, two classes in the Winter semester, and one class in the Spring semester. This is a problem that is never going completely away. If you want to take a class that leaves you with something real to give back to the world, consider a substance abuse course.