Whether you are looking to acquire new skills, enhance your professional development, or simply enrich your life through learning, the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State University offers convenient, affordable certificate programs tailored to your needs.
Academic Certificate Programs
Worcester State University offers a 24 credit Addictions Counseling Certificate that allows you to earn a formal credential in a growing field. This certificate focuses on the basic competencies associated with helping people in recovery from substance abuse disorders and provides students with content knowledge in addictions counseling that map to core competencies outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Worcester State University has been recognized by the BSAS as an approved Addictions Education Provider.
Course Code Course Title Credits HE285 (or CJ285) Drugs and Society 3 PS270 (or HE270) Psychopharmacology 3 HE208 (or CJ208) Systems of Addictions Treatment 3 HE354 (or CJ354) Addictions Counseling of Individuals and Families 3 HE406 (or CJ406) The 12 Core Functions of Addictions Counseling 3 HE407 (or CJ407) Pre-Practicum Seminar in Addictions Counseling 3 HE409 (or CJ409) Practicum in Addictions Counseling 3 CJ409 (or HE409) Practicum in Addictions Counseling 3
- High school diploma or GED
- Successful completion of PS-101 or its equivalent
- $30 application fee
Please contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at DGCE@worcester.edu for more information about the Addictions Counseling Certificate.
Our Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary certificates can provide you with training in the basic science curriculum, which you’ll need to continue your academic studies at a medical, dental, or veterinary school.
Please note that the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary Program requires a bachelor’s degree. You also can use this program to repeat the basic science curriculum and upgrade your GPA for graduate school applications.
Workforce Development Certificate Programs
Worcester State University has partnered with several organizations to provide non-credit, skill-boosting certificates in the following career areas:
- Business, management, and leadership training
- Healthcare and fitness
- Hospitality and gaming
- IT and software development and instruction
- Media and design
- Medical coding and transcription
- Skilled and industrial trades
Workforce Development Partner Providers