Addictions Studies Certificate


About the program

Assess client needs; plan and implement direct and indirect services for individuals and families; make referrals and enable linkage to social service agencies; advocate for client rights and services; and provide case management within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Graduates will be able to complete state requirements for CDCA and work directly with clients in treatment, recovery and as part of the support team.

Graduates who have successfully completed the Certificate of Addiction Studies will be able to apply to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification.

Occupational Certification Opportunities

  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board - Meets the educational requirements for CDCA Phase I & II (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Phase I & II)
  • LCDC II (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II)

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling and interviewing strategies which includes the use of active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • Display fundamental knowledge of addictions and the ethical guidelines that are a part of working in the field of dependency treatment.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in accordance with best treatment practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology, case management, community resources, addictions theories, and family systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development of addictions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of case management and service coordination in prevention, treatment and the referral process in addictions.
  • Describe various substances, their classification and long-term effects.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Manager
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant
  • Human Services Employee
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Peer Recovery Supporter
  • Care Management Specialist
  • Recovery Coach

Application Requirements

  • MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate college-readiness by achieving the required minimum score on a placement test, successfully completing any required college foundation courses, or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc.