Bow Valley College

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Addiction Studies Diploma

Bow Valley College

Faculty:School of Community Studies
Field of Study:Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,073

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Careers:Addiction CounsellorsSocial and Community Service Workers


The two-year Addiction Studies Diploma program will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and preparation for a career in the addiction field. This program prepares learners to integrate theory and practical skills to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities. In addition to foundational skills, learners reflect on their beliefs and values to develop relevant professional skills to work with a diverse clientele including multicultural and Indigenous populations. Addiction Studies Diploma graduates work in support roles non-profit and private agencies, including community-based organizations, schools, addiction services, residential settings, senior care facilities, and government organizations.


Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current police information check (PIC) with a vulnerable sector search (VSS) is required prior to practicum placements.

    * 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 August 10, 2023

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