Major Code
652B

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 Requirements

30

HSV105 Survey of Human Services

3

HSV110 Group Dynamics

3

HSV115 Crisis Intervention

3

HSV120 Introduction to Substance Abuse

3

HSV125 Counseling Theories and Strategies

3

HSV210 Psychopharmacology and the Addictive Process

3

HSV220 The Role of Professional Addiction Counselors

3

HSV225 Clinical Skills for Addiction Counselors

3

HSV230 Addictions Counseling Seminar and Field Experience I

3

HSV240 Addictions Counseling Seminar and Field Experience II

3

Program Total

30