Algonquin College

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Addictions and Mental Health

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Wellness, Public Safety & Community Studies
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,140

Find full details on tuition costs and fees on Algonquin College's website.

Careers:Addiction Counsellors


Upon completion of the program, students possess the knowledge and skills to work with vulnerable populations in a variety of community mental health and addictions services settings, dependent on their prior experience and credentials, and skills built in the program. These settings may include social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, residential treatment centres, group homes, homeless shelters, school boards, services for specific vulnerable populations, family counselling programs, crisis response services, community outreach programs, community justice programs, medical detox programs, long-term care facilities, hospices, and other establishments.


Additional Admission Requirements:

    • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent in the human, health, or social sciences fields.
    • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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