Overview

The Addiction Studies Licensing Preparation Certificate is for individuals who have completed a college degree and want to qualify for employment as an addiction/substance abuse counselor.

After completing the certificate, students can apply for credentialing in Ohio as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (associate’s degree), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (bachelor’s degree), or a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (master’s degree).

Successful credentialing includes passing a computer-based exam administered by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in a variety of positions in the addiction/substance abuse field to help meet ever-increasing needs for addiction counselors in Ohio.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II or III (must meet Ohio licensing requirements)
  • Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (must meet Ohio licensing requirements)
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Caseworker
  • Mental Health Aid
  • Probation Assistant

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for addiction/substance abuse counselors is expected to increase by 31 percent through 2022.

$21,000 to $24,000 annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Addiction Studies Licensing Preparation Certificate (ADSLC)

Program Prerequisite: An associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in a behavioral science field, from an accredited institution of higher education, is required to enroll in this program.

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ADC 100 Drugs in Society 3 0 3
ADC 105 Addiction, Counseling, and Diversity 3 0 3
Semester 2
ADC 115 Ethics in Addiction Treatment 3 0 3
ADC 120 Addiction Screening, Assessment, and Treatment 3 0 3
ADC 110 Pharmacology of Addiction 3 0 3
Semester 3
ADC 125 Relapse, Treatment, and Prevention 3 0 3
ADC 200 Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness 4 0 4
Total Credits: 22 0 22

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