The Addiction Counselling Diploma program was researched and developed using experience from delivering the Addiction Counselling certificate program and in consultation with employers and industry. The diploma program will bring enhanced career opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of addictions.
The certificate program has been offered at Northern Lakes College for seven years and will continue to be offered for those sponsored by Health Canada. The program has prepared students to be trained counsellors helping people through their journey to addiction recovery. The rise in the rate of addiction is nationwide, including within communities across northern Alberta. Graduates of the Addiction Counselling diploma program will have an elevated level of skills and understanding.