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.
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
- 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
Effective 2021-2022 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.
|ADC 100||Drugs in Society||3||0||3|
|ADC 105||Addiction, Counseling, and Diversity||3||0||3|
|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|
|ADC 125||Relapse, Treatment, and Prevention||3||0||3|
|ADC 200||Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness||4||0||4|