ONLINE certificate and degree programs in the caring professions, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition:

CERTIFICATE IN ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING

“The Assumption College program appears to be a very integrated program combining both issues in addictions, addiction counseling, psychiatric disabilities, as well as issues related to co-occurring disorders. This, I think, makes the program of study quite unique in its scope.”
–Jacquelyn Cummins, Exec. Director, Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counseling Certification

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8-course curriculum includes alcohol and drug specific studies, substance-use service assessment, counseling techniques, professional ethics, and behavioral and social issues.
  • During the internship portion of the program, you will deepen your knowledge through direct hands-on experience.
  • Designed to fulfill the education eligibility requirements for the Certified Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) exam and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for Licensure of Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADCII and LADC Assistant) certification.
  • Program has also been approved by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

NOTE: The Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling is designed to meet Massachusetts state standards for certification of alcohol and drug abuse counselors. This program may not meet the requirements for certification in other states. Students are required to verify work experience eligibility through the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification and Alcohol and Drug Counselor Licensure.

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CERTIFICATE IN AGING SERVICES

Americans are living longer, and the baby boomer generation is aging. Unprecedented growth is projected in all service-providing professions, and the development and delivery of new products and services to the aging population.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than a single profession, Aging Services/Gerontology provides a specialist overlay to any profession serving our aging population.
  • By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons in the U.S., almost twice their number in 2007 and roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population.
  • New opportunities are also emerging daily in the development and delivery of aging products and services.
  • Eight course program offers the option for students to fulfill an internship experience.
  • Students have the flexibility to specialize either in the Direct Service Care track or Aging Administration track through elective courses.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN SERVICES & REHABILITATION STUDIES

Pursue your bachelor's degree online through a college renowned for human services education. Choose from numerous concentrations including Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling, Aging Services, and others.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The program follows in the footsteps of the Assumption College Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling Program, which is ranked among the top 50 Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program in the nation by U.S. News.
  • The Program is asynchronous; students can learn at a time that is convenient to their own schedule each week.
  • Multiple learning modalities, including online, experiential, practice and team approach, are incorporated.
  • An outcomes-based learning model is employed: through the practical application of knowledge and through career preparation, students demonstrate that they have learned the required skills and content offered in the Program.
  • We have provided degrees to hundreds of working professionals in the Human Services field throughout New England and the United States.
  • Graduates are qualified to work with children, adults, and the elderly with a broad range of disabilities, special needs, substance abuse issues and economic circumstances in diverse work settings.
  • Provides a strong undergraduate foundation for graduate professional education.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE with CONCENTRATION IN PSYCHOLOGY

Channel you desire to serve others into an online Psychology degree that can lead to a variety of health service and counseling professions.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This degree program requires completion of 40 courses/120 credits, with at least 15 courses/45 credits taken at Assumption.
  • It includes a common core of ten liberal arts courses designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in ethics, writing, theology, philosophy, literature, history, mathematics, natural science, and foreign languages.
  • Also required is the CCE Capstone course, a multi-disciplinary directed study in your area of interest, designed by the student, and completed under supervision and guidance of Assumption faculty.
  • Assumption College has provided degrees to hundreds of working professionals in the Human Services field throughout New England and the United States.
  • Provides a strong undergraduate foundation for graduate professional education.

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