Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Vancouver Campus)

Chemical Addictions Worker

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Program Information

School:Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Vancouver Campus)
Faculty:Community Education
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Description:The Chemical Addictions Worker program provides core skills required for First Nations Wellness Addictions Workers, and includes Aboriginal specific content. This program will assist individuals who currently are Alcohol and Drug Counsellors and/or Addictions Workers, who may need to obtain professional development to meet job requirements. In addition this program is open to individuals who wish to seek employment in the addictions field.

To receive a Chemical Addiction Worker Certificate the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 (C) and complete 30 credits. The Chemical Addiction Worker Certificate will ladder into the Chemical Addiction Worker Diploma upon successful completion of the prescribed 30 credits. A Chemical Addiction Worker Diploma will be granted to students who successfully maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 and complete the prescribed 63 credits in the NVIT Chemical Addiction Worker Program. The Diploma consists of 20 courses and one supervised field practicum (200 hours). Each course will consist of a minimum of 45 student/instructor contact hours and includes assignments and examinations. Learners may be assessed for how prior learning meets the program and course learning outcomes. The program may be delivered flexibly in Aboriginal communities as determined by NVIT in conjunction with those community partners.
URL:Chemical Addictions Worker at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Vancouver Campus)
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Addiction CounsellorsCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Applicants must have completed Grade 12 or equivalent with C+ minimum in Math 11 or MATH 051, C+ minimum in English 12 or ENGL 060 and be a minimum of 18 years of age on or before the first day of classes.

* 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 18, 2016