Keyano College

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Aboriginal Addictions Services

Keyano College

Faculty:Human & Community Services
Degree:Certificate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,504


Individuals and communities across our country struggle with addiction issues. The methods used to deal with these issues are often dependant on a community's social and cultural background. If you have a desire to work in addictions services with Aboriginals who live in urban or rural settings, you can receive specialized training from Keyano College. Topics covered in the program include communications and report writing, facilitation and community development, family counselling, pharmacology or drugs, and group counselling.

The Aboriginal Addictions Services Program is offered through a partnership with Keyano College at the Nechi Institute in St. Albert. Students receive advanced standing from Keyano College for completion of the Nechi Institute's CAT and ACT Series, equivalent to the first semester of the certificate. The certificate portion of the Aboriginal Addictions Services program can then be completed in six months.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    * Students wishing to enter the Aboriginal Addictions Services program must have completed the Nechi Institute Advanced Counsellor Training Series Certificate program after 1987.

    * Applicants must possess an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with a mark of 50% in English 30/30-1 or 60% in English 33/30-2.

    * Mature students, 21 years of age or older, with less than a High School Diploma will be considered based on a reading and writing skills pre-admission test.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A letter of support from the student's employer is required. As well, all applicants will be required to participate in a pre-program interview.

      * 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.

      Modified on July 22, 2019