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Substance Abuse Assistant CSC

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


This program provides a strong educational component and hands-on training to students who are interested in working in substance abuse. It fulfills some of the requirements needed for certification in Virginia as a substance abuse assistant.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services 3    
HMS 251 Substance Abuse I 3    
HMS 252 Substance Abuse II Offered Spring Only 3   ADJ 228
HMS 258 Case Management and Substance Abuse 3    
MEN 101 Mental Health Skills Training I 3 HMS 100  
MEN 102 Mental Health Skills Training II 3 MEN 101 MEN 198
MEN 190 Coordinated Practice 3 MEN 102, HMS 251 (pre-requisites), MEN 196 (co-requisites) MEN 290. See Notes 3 and 6
MEN 196 On-Site Training 3 MEN 102, HMS 251 (pre-requisites), MEN 190 (co-requisites) MEN 296. See Notes 3 and 6
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 24    


  1. Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all Human Services sequence courses (HMS 100, MEN 101, and MEN 102) in order to remain in the program.
  2. Students must meet with their advisor prior to enrolling in MEN 190 and MEN 196 or MEN 290 and MEN 296.
  3. MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites and must be taken in the same semester. (MEN 290 and MEN 296 are corequisites and must be taken the same semester.) All students who plan to pursue a degree or certificate in Human Services are required to complete a 100 hour internship. Students will secure their own internship sites prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes or their MEN 290 and MEN 296 classes. All internships must be approved by the Human Services and Mental Health Program Chair.
  4. This program is in compliance with State of Virginia requirements for certification as a Substance Abuse Assistant.
  5. Students entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. This may also be required as a condition of employment.
  6. Students who are 18 years of age or younger will not be able to secure an internship. Should students be unable to secure an internship, they will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree and therefore unable to graduate.
  7. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  8. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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