Curriculum Guideline

Co-Occurring Disorders

Effective Date:
Program Code
ADCODI
Discontinued
No
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Co-Occurring Disorders
Credential Type
Advanced Certificate
Transcript Title
Coocurr Disorders-Adv Certif
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200810
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Advanced Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders
Length of Program
One year
Credits
18.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Completion of a certificate, diploma or degree in social work, nursing, education, psychology, psychiatric nursing or related training in one of the helping professions. Students with two or more years of experience working in the social service field may be admitted without formal training.
  • Completion of an Informal Medical Suitability Declaration.
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be social service work related.
  • Successful completion of a personal interview with one or more of the program faculty. Preferential suitability will be determined on the basis of an assessment of the applicant's emotional stability, physical health, formal education, awareness of self and others and life/work experience.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 18 credits
  • 25% (5 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

* Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

SEMESTER I

CODS 5100

Co-Occurring Disorders: Introduction

3.00

CODS 5122

Counselling Skills for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders

3.00

SEMESTER II

CODS 5200

Advanced Issues in Co-Occurring Disorders

3.00

CODS 5222

Counselling Skills for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders

3.00

SEMESTER III

CODS 5240

Practicum in Co-Occurring Disorders

6.00

Total Credits

 

18.00

New program development may result in some revision of curriculum and course sequence.