COVID-19 Online Learning

Health Crisis – InterCoast Colleges’ Hybrid Learning Program is keeping current students’ career goals on track.

Health and safety are a priority, and adhering to the government-mandated precautions will help all of us weather this storm. With these provisions in place, many are finding it next to impossible to continue their education and career training. Fortunately, InterCoast has a solution to tackle these obstacles, while still maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. During this time of uncertainty brought on by the global health crisis, InterCoast Colleges is pleased to announce that starting immediately, the college will offer a solution to help its students continue their academic progress towards achieving their career goals. ...

counselor skills

The Rehab Industry: The Must-Have Counselor Skills and Qualities

Maybe you’ve lived with alcohol and drug abuse, maybe you’ve experienced it on a personal level. Whatever the reason, something is telling you that becoming a substance abuse counselor is the right path to take.  We’re going to give you a little rundown of the counselor skills and qualities that a person needs to be successful in the rehab industry. We’ll cover the qualifications as well as the personal traits, so hopefully, we can give you a good idea of whether or not you’re up to the task.  Let’s get started. Counselor Skills: Who Should Be a Counselor? The bulk...

addiction prevention

How Teachers Can Contribute to Teen Addiction Prevention (Guide)

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find out their teenager is hooked on drugs or alcohol.  There is some good news. In America, teen addiction rates have dropped significantly since their peak in the 1990s.  But there’s still cause for concern. A survey conducted in 2018 found that nearly 30% of American 8th to 12th graders have at least tried an illicit drug. Other studies have found nearly 20% of the same age group drank alcohol in the past 30 days. 12% reported regular binge drinking.  Unfortunately, there’s only so much a parent can do. Teenagers spend the majority of their...

CADC

A Complete Guide to CADC Certifications

One in seven people in the U.S. will struggle with substance addiction in their lifetime. That means there’s a lot of people out there who need help on the road to recovery. Do you have what it takes to help them? Then a CADC certification might be just what you need.  CADC stands for Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor. While you don’t necessarily need one of these certifications to work in the addiction field, they can help you get a job and do that job better.  However, there’s more than one type of CADC license. Wondering how it all works? We’ve...

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

In the US, around 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Out of this statistic, only around 2 million resolve their significant substance abuse issues. If this information tugs at your heartstrings, and you want to do something to help, then you may thrive in a drug and alcohol counseling position. But to get such a career, you’ll need to go through some schooling and training first. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about becoming a RADT. What Is a RADT? “RADT” stands for “Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician” and is a position that’s specific to...

8 Common Myths About Changing Careers, Debunked

8 Common Myths About Changing Careers, Debunked

Everyone knows that college is a time for finding yourself and deciding on what you want to do in your life. In fact, 80% of university students wind up changing their major at least once during this time in their lives. Reading this, you may be filled with validation- it’s a beautiful thing, after all, when young people find the field they’re meant to be in. You may also be filled with a little bit of sadness- even resentment. If you’re less than pleased with your career path, it can be difficult to look back on your undergrad years without...

InterCoast Colleges Involved In The West Covina Community

For more than 35 years, InterCoast College has worked to educate the community of West Covina. Part of our mission is to reduce addiction in the community, both by helping individual addicts and by working to change the conditions that lead people to become addicted. As you watch this presentation, you’ll hear about InterCoast’s mission in the words of just a few of those who have been affected. Preparation for the ICRC Exam There is a critical need for addiction and recovery counselors in the community. That’s why InterCoast works so hard to make training available at no cost to...

new years resolution ideas for students

A Promise for Better: Making a New Years Resolution to Continue Your Education

Every year, an estimated 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  These resolutions range from losing weight to quitting smoking and many other admirable things. However, while everyone has all of their different resolutions, most of them fail. Most people tend to fall back into old habits and give up on their resolutions by January 17th. To avoid being one of these people, you have to set attainable goals. You don’t want to make too many changes all at once and risk falling back into your patterns.  What are some realistic New Year’s resolution ideas for students? How about furthering...

How to Create an Awesome HVAC Resume: Your Complete Guide

How to Create an Awesome HVAC Resume: Your Complete Guide

You’re all done with your necessary training and are ready to start applying for jobs in the HVAC field. Before you can start putting in applications, you’re going to need to create your resume. It’s the necessary first step to get into any workforce. It shows the employer what you can do and gives them an introduction to you before they meet you. You need to make sure that you make a good first impression or your HVAC resume may end up in the garbage can. Are you not sure how to create a resume? Keep reading for a complete...

What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter: The Most Important Aspects

What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter: The Most Important Aspects

Your cover letter can either cause your reader to yawn or it can give the hiring manager a glimpse into why you are the perfect candidate. Cover letter information isn’t just a repetition of your resume. It should expand on the details of your resume and highlight your greatest achievements and outline your career journey.   So, what should be included in a cover letter? Read on to find out.  What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter? Though there is no required format for this, there are three main elements all good cover letters share. The first is a memorable introduction....

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