Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate

This program is designed to provide individuals with the skills and competencies necessary for employment as paraprofessionals in the field of chemical dependency counseling. Specifically, the program will provide instruction enabling those completing the program to function in rehabilitation or therapeutic communities, or in correctional or mental health facilities.

In addition, the curriculum provides continuing education for those currently employed in the field of chemical dependency counseling or related fields, such as law enforcement, corrections, or in mental health.

All courses with the exception of BHS 242 count toward the A.A.S. degree in Mental Health Assistant.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
PSY 102 Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3
BHS 242 Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse 3
CDC 103 Chemical Dependency Counseling
Practicum I
3
HMS 100 Introductory Seminar 1
CDC 203 Chemical Dependency Counseling
Practicum III
1
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PSY 134 Group Dynamics 3
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
PSY 111 Psychological Principles I 3
CDC 104 Chemical Dependency Counseling
Practicum II
2
CDC 204 Chemical Dependency Counseling
Practicum IV
3
BHS 201 Contemporary Problems and Issues in
Substance Abuse
2
TOTAL   16
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 31

NOTE:

All CDC students are required to submit a completed physical examination form prior to field placement. All immunizations indicated on the form must be current. When the form is on file, the College Health Office will issue a waiver clearing the student for field placement. Hepatitis B vaccine series is highly recommended and may be required by the placement site under the OSHA Standard on Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.