|Contact Information for Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies|
Orvis School of Nursing
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0279
The minor, available to all students, is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction treatment field as a supplement to their major. These students will complete all courses with the exception of CAS 464-Internship. The minor will consist of 18 credits for these students. The minor with certificate program will be for students who intend to work as CADC’s (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors) or intend become involved in the prevention sciences field. They will complete the same courses as well as a three to six credit internship. Therefore, the certificate program will consist of 21-24 credits for these students.
The curriculum is designed to lead a student from largely didactic and knowledge-based classroom experience to increasing practical application of theory through experiential classroom activities, supervised practice, observation in clinical settings, and practice in clinical settings. The culminating activity, for those students who wish to be CADC’s, is the internship, which will occur in accredited alcohol and other drug treatment programs or prevention services agencies.