Recovery Leadership Proficiency Certificate

Working with people as they recover from addiction and other issues is an equally challenging and rewarding career. The Recovery Leadership Proficiency Certificate gives students a chance to learn about issues like youth development, spirituality, recovery, resilience and transformation and conflict resolution. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to work within facilities and organizations such as faith-based ministries, community and collegiate recovery programs, and youth-oriented programs geared toward substance use and misuse prevention and intervention. For working nurses, psychologists, social workers and other professionals in the human services field, this certificate also provides continuing education credits.

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Child, Family, and School Social Worker – est. salary $47,411
Health Educator – est. salary $59,193
Marriage and Family Therapist – est. salary $70,391
Mental Health Counselors  – est. salary $48,160*
Rehabilitation Counselor – est. salary $40,015

**EMSI Data, 2020; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Recovery Leadership Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
BHHS 121 - Foundations of Addiction Studies 3 credits    
BHHS 131 - Faith and Spirituality in Human Services  3 credits    
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits    
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking 3 credits  Prerequisite: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently  
BHHS 110 - Principles and Practice of Positive Youth Development: Community, Family and Youth Engagement 3 credits    
LEAD 120 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice 3 credits    

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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