FAST TRACK Education Course

Enrollment in the Fast Track Section of the Addiction Studies Certificate program includes the following courses: Cultural Difference/Special Populations, Prevention and Education, Legal and Confidentiality Issues / Ethics / Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Self-Help and Twelve Step Therapy, HIV / ARC / AIDS / Communicable Diseases, Role of the Counselor, Individual Counseling Techniques, Dual Diagnosis/DSM IV/Co-Occurring Disorders / PTSD, Internship Process, TAP 21 and Twelve Core Functions, and Case Management.

The Fast Track Section includes 17 Quarter units (170 hours) of study and students who complete only the Fast Track Section do not earn the Addiction Studies Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful completion of the Fast Track Section of the Certificate Program requires an Internship of 160 hours of supervised Alcohol and Other Drug training based on the curriculum contained in the TAP 21 Counselor Competencies documented by the appropriate agency supervisor(s) in an agency of the student’s choice. Breining Institute does not offer placement services, and it is the responsibility of the student to procure the internship position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completion of the Fast Track Section does not constitute completion of the Addiction Studies Certificate Program and no certificate or diploma will be issued, although an official transcript will be provided showing the completed units. To graduate from the 45-unit Addiction Studies Certificate (ASC) Course, the student must enroll in and successfully complete the entire ASC Course.

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Application for Admission

Transcript Request Form

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Apple Discounts

Breining Institute students and faculty receive special education pricing on Apple computers, software, and other products at Apple retail store locations and at the online Apple Store for Education