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Basic program info in graphic formLearn the Basics of Understanding, and Treating, Addictions and Substance Abuse in 8 Months, Online

New! Classes Start Fall 2020!

Seton Hill’s Online Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is a quick, affordable way to gain the basic skills and knowledge needed for any career that supports those affected by addiction or substance abuse.

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What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the biological, psychological and social causes of addiction.
  2. Analyze the factors that contribute to rapid and widespread substance abuse, as with the opioid epidemic.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment options for various types of addictions.
  4. Develop treatment plans to address the needs of specific types of clients.

How You’ll LearnAdult Degree Program Online

Convenient Online Program Format

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is offered completely online through Seton Hill’s Adult Degree Program. All courses are taught by faculty from Seton Hill’s Department of Applied Social Sciences.

Manageable Time Commitment

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate can be completed in two semesters (eight months). As a student in this program, you’ll take four online eight-week courses created just for busy adults. You can choose to get started in August, October or January - whenever it’s most convenient for you. 

Relevant Courses

Courses offered in the Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate Program include:

  • Understanding Addictions
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Principles of Sociology or Writing in Behavioral Health
  • Special Topics: The Opioid Crisis

Academic, Technology & Career Support 

As a student in Seton Hill’s Adult Degree Program, you will also enjoy:

Reduced Cost

This twelve-credit program is offered for the special flat rate of $3,900. While the cost is reduced, you still receive all of the benefits offered to students in Seton Hill's Department of Applied Social Sciences. An easy payment plan is available. There are also lenders who provide private educational loans for non-degree programs, such as certificates. You can find out more at

Roll Your Certificate Into a Degree

If you decide to enroll in a degree program at Seton Hill in the future, the credits earned in this certificate program can be used toward your bachelor's degree. Degree programs that are of interest to students in this certificate program include:

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To learn more about degrees offered through the Adult Degree Program, register for a free online or on-campus event.

Adult Degree Program Online Series

Online Coffee Talks with Experts on Financial Aid, Admissions & Transferring Credits to Seton Hill  

Online Information Sessions: 10/29, 11/18, 12/15

Register for an Admissions Event

To contact the Office of Adult Studies, fill out our Adult Learning Program Admissions Inquiry Form. You may also call us at (724) 838-4208 or email us at