Addictions Counseling
Major Code: 652B

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate prepares individuals for employment as alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counselors in a variety of agencies and facilities that serve persons who are substance abusers. Students with prior and/or additional education can become AODA counselors as a result of completing this program. The program includes both classroom instruction and on-the-job training (field experience) and may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in human services. The program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA).

Course Requirements30

  • HSV105 Survey of Human Services3
  • HSV110 Group Dynamics3
  • HSV115 Crisis Intervention3
  • HSV120 Introduction to Substance Abuse3
  • HSV125 Counseling Theories and Strategies3
  • HSV210 Psychopharmacology and the Addictive Process3
  • HSV220 Addictions Counseling I3
  • HSV225 Addictions Counseling II3
  • HSV230 Addictions Counseling Seminar and Field Experience I3
  • HSV240 Addictions Counseling Seminar and Field Experience II3

Program Total30