Addiction Counselor Certificate, Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code #5063

Effective May 2017

Division Social Sciences and Human Services

The addiction counselor short-term technical certificate has been designed to meet the needs of those persons who wish to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for person suffering from addiction. The courses include instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations. A specialized practicum experience in the field of substance abuse is a part of this program. The courses in this program meet the education requirements of the state of Ohio for certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant and may also be applied towards the associate of applied science in human services degree. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered at LCCC’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
HMSR 111 PRINCIPLES OF INTERVIEW/COUNSELING 3
HMSR 132 ADDICTION COUNSELING I 1 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 2 1
 Hours13
Spring Semester
HMSR 213 GROUP WORK IN HUMAN SERVICES 3 3
HMSR 232 ADDICTION COUNSELING II 3 3
HMSR 233 ADDICTION COUNSELING PRACTICUM 1,4 4
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours26
1

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently

2

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

3

Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.

4

Student must successfully complete the interview and application process, criminal background check and all prerequisites with a grade of C or better. Student must have human services coordinator signature before registering for this course.

All courses in this certificate require a grade of C or better.

Program Contact(s):

Jennifer Kukis
440-366-7419
jkukis@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising and Counseling Team.