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SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will offer three new programs this fall including one degree and two certificates.
An associate of art degree in human services, a human services certificate and an addictions practitioner certificate were recently approved by the Wyoming Community College Commission and will be added to the Social Sciences department under the tutelage of Elaine Goodrich-Premo and Dr. Rachel Kristiansen.
The human services associate degree can lead students to a variety of human services jobs or lay the foundation for a four-year degree in social work.
The human services certification is aimed to strengthen the career opportunities for people who already have a degree.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 28 percent growth nationally for human services jobs and a 21 percent increase in Wyoming.
The addictions practitioner certificate fulfills the educational requirements of the Wyoming Mental Health Licensing Board for a Certified Addictions Practitioner. It is intended for people who already have an associate degree or higher.
The practice of a Certified Addictions Practitioner consists of addictions treatment, prevention, intervention, diagnosis, referral and follow-up under the supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor licensed in the state of Wyoming.
The coursework trains students preparing to work in counseling, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, rehabilitation, criminal justice, community service, or related human service fields. Courses are also available for current addiction practitioners seeking continuing education credit.
For more information about the new programs call 674-6446 or see www.sheridan.edu.