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Flexible: Professors teach some classes and/or workshops from DC’s learning spaces and students have the choice of attending in person, on campus in the classroom/lab or attending class remotely. These classes and/or workshops are delivered in real-time [synchronously]. Flexible programs may also include courses that are delivered remotely.
Attending these workshops in-person is not mandatory. The workshops will be ‘streamed’ so those learning remotely will have an experience very close to ‘being there’. If students cannot travel to campus due to illness, quarantine, or feel that the risk of coming to campus is too high, they will be able to achieve all of the course learning outcomes.
This program will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively address two of Canada’s leading health care issues – mental health and addictive behaviours. You will gain both a theoretical understanding and the clinical skills required to help your clients successfully navigate their challenges with mental health and/or addictive behaviours as they begin their journey to wellness.
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Year one domestic: $5,026 (CAD) Year one international: $16,156 (CAD)
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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Designed for students with previous, relevant education, this highly specialized program was developed and remains current, in consultation with recognized experts in the fields of addiction and mental health including Lakeridge Health Corporation.
This program meets the standards of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) and will be accepted as recognized formal addiction education should a graduate apply for certification with the CACCF.
Program highlights include the opportunity to:
Please note: Some courses may be delivered in online or blended formats using the college's learning management system.
It is important for individuals interested in this program to consider that the topics covered (e.g. trauma, abuse, suicidality, overdose), as well as images and videos shown in some courses can potentially be emotionally dysregulating to some. There are instances when professors and guest speakers will show drug paraphernalia. These topics and images are an unavoidable aspect of working in this field, therefore it is important that before entering the program, prospective students strongly consider if they are able to experience these aspects of the program without becoming excessively emotionally dysregulated.
Applicants whose first language is not English or who are internationally educated in a non‐English speaking country must meet Durham College’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.721.3126. Please refer to Admission Processes for more details regarding highly competitive programs.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2021-22 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
Your learning experience will be complemented by a semester-long, 490-hour clinical field placement, supervised by a qualified professional practitioner and monitored by a college advisor from the Addictions and Mental Health program.
Please note: There are costs associated with Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC), immunizations, lab tests and certifications. Be sure to keep all of your receipts for income tax purposes. These costs include:
It is required that students have completed the ESPC with Verified to be eligible for the field placement component of this program. You must (at your expense) provide:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
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