The road to change starts today. It begins with a community who cares. It is inspired by tomorrow-makers with a passion to promote change. Communities are suffering with stories of addiction and Penn College has answered the call.
The Chemical Dependency credential arms professionals with real-world skills and practical takeaways to apply in their lines of work. From awareness and prevention to treatment and advocacy, students learn the health, social, political, and systemic aspects of drug use and addiction. Courses discuss ways to implement effective prevention strategies, identify signs of chemical dependency along with current treatment options. Upon completion of this online program, graduates will earn a professional credential, but they will take away so much more. They will leave with the understanding, knowledge, and confidence to influence change.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. This professional credential is intended to enhance the skill level of degreed professionals currently working in fields such as law enforcement, education, human services, and health care, for example. Additionally, there is a demand in the private sector for employers to be able to identify employees and subcontractors who might be struggling with chemical dependency.
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Clubs & Activities
Human Services & Restorative Justice Advisory Committee
- Ms. Susan Alberti, Executive Director, Clear Vision Residential, Inc.
- Ms. Mandy Ball, Reentry Affairs Coordinator, Bureau of Prisons
- Ms. Yvonne R Bennage, Reentry Affairs Coordinator, FCC Allenwood/NE Region Office
- Dr. Nancy L Butts, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Lycoming County Government
- Ms. Robin Dadzie, Case Management Supervisor, AIDS Resource Alliance
- The Honorable Marc Lovecchio, Judge, Commonwealth of PA, Lycoming County
- Ms. Kathleen Martinez Collier, Prevention Director, County of Chester
- Ms. Jennifer Reigel, Reentry Affairs Coordinator, FCC Allenwood/NE Region Office
- Ms. Penny L Sines, Social Worker II, DOC SCI-Muncy
- Ms. Susan R Swartz, District Administrator, Dept. of Labor & Industry, OVR
- Mr. Robert J Thompson, '99, '03, Adult Probation/Parole Officer, Lycoming County Adult Probation Office
- Mr. Stephen G Wagner, Associate Warden, Federal Correctional Institution
- Mr. Joseph J Weber, Permanency Services, Unit Supervisor, Lycoming Children & Youth Services
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.