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Mental Health
Addictions and Mental Health
Addictions and Mental Health

Addictions and Mental Health

  • ID:FC10004
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$188.37
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
  • TuitionFee/Week:$188.37
  • LivingFee/Week:$31.25
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$104.49
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent

  • OR

  • Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the

  • College*

  • OR

  • Five years of work experience in the community services industry as judged by the College to be

  • equivalent*

  • Note:

    • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work

    • experience.

  English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. 

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Course Information

The Addictions and Mental Health one-year program will be beneficial for seasoned practitioners who are committed to maintaining currency, and/or who are seeking career advancement.

Students who are newly graduated from post-secondary may also wish to enroll in this program to deepen their knowledge and skill base prior to entering the workforce.

Opportunities to work in varying sectors such as child, adult, family and gerontology-based programs may broaden for students who complete this graduate certificate.

The intent of this program will be to ready students to work in a variety of human services settings such as community programs, residential care, social service programs, early childhood and family centres, recreation and leisure services, gerontology programs, group homes as well as any other settings that support prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions and/or mental health.

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 Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • BSCI-6031, Fundamentals of Addictions, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6032, Fundamentals of Mental Health, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6033, Professionalism in Person Centred Care, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6034, Promotion & Prevention, 3, ,

  • RSCH-6013, Lifespan Development, 3, ,

  • RSCH-6014, Capstone Project Development, 3, ,

Level 2

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • PHRM-6009, Pharmacology, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6035, Social Justice: Equity & Diversity, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6036, Treatment Approaches in Addiction, 3, ,

  • BSCI-6037, Change Stages & Motivational Interview, 3, ,

  • RSCH-6015, Capstone Project, 3, ,

  • FLDP-6026, Field Placement-Addiction & Mental Hlth, 5.2,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the program can find employment as: an Addictions Crisis Worker, Withdrawal Management Counsellor, Addictions Counsellor, Substance Abuse Counsellor, Case Manager, Community Support Worker, Coordinator/ Psychogeriatric Case Manager, Counsellor/Group Facilitator, Mental Health Support Worker, Outreach Services Advisor, Rehabilitation Services Case Manager, Residential Care Worker, Youth Worker.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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