Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2006 - 2007
Graduate certificates provide students with an opportunity to
gain specialized knowledge at the graduate level while requiring
less coursework than would be required for a full degree. A graduate
certificate can be a good choice for students who have completed a
baccalaureate degree, but who do not seek a full master’s degree;
for students who are pursuing a master’s degree and wish to use the
graduate certificate coursework as an area of specialization; and
for students who have completed master’s degrees and who desire
additional coursework related to their job responsibilities.
UIS’ graduate certificates are short courses of study based on
the faculty’s judgments about sets of courses that provide focused
expertise in a given area. Each of UIS’ graduate certificates has
gone through a review process that involves required approvals at
the department, college, and campus levels.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
Larry D. Stonecipher, Dean
Graduate Certificate offered in: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Substance
Abuse (28 Hrs.)
Contact: The human services program (217) 206-6687,
The purpose of the certificate in alcohol and substance abuse is
to provide education to individuals who wish to become certified in
the substance abuse counseling profession, but who do not wish to
complete a formal degree program. The knowledge areas of the
certificate provide students with the skills and abilities needed to
serve drug and alcohol abusing or dependent individuals, their
families, and other affected individuals or groups. On completion of
the required courses, students may take the Certified Alcohol and
Other Abuse Counselor (CADC) exam through the Illinois Alcohol and
Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).
The certificate requires the following 28 credit hours:
HMS 502 Interviewing and Assessment Skills in Human
Services 4 Hrs.
HMS 521 Advanced Interviewing and Intervention 4 Hrs.
HMS 525 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse 4 Hrs.
HMS 527 Assessment & Treatment of Substance Abuse 4 Hrs.
HMS 528 Dual Diagnosis and Relapse Prevention 4 Hrs.
HMS 531 Drug Abuse in America: A Critical Perspective 4 Hrs.
HMS 550 Internship (500 hours) 4 Hrs.