Human and Social Services – Addiction Studies Certificate


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Program Description

The Program – Addiction Studies Certification

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.

Your Certificate

Two-semester full-time schedule; mixture of core social work, psychology, and human services classes, combined with interviewing, substance abuse, counseling, and case management coursework.

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.

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling and interviewing strategies which include 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 the 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.

Addiction Studies Option

If you are interested in working within the growing field of Addiction Studies this may be the program for you.  All of the courses in the Certificate of Addiction Studies can be transferred into the Associate of Applied Science, Addiction Option.  This AAS will allow you to apply for the CDCA Phase I & Phase II, and the LCDC II, through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.  The requirements for the LCDC II include an Associate’s degree and 2000 work hours of experience in the field of substance use disorders or addictions in order to complete the license.  This work experience can be obtained after graduation in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Case Manager
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant
  • Human Services Employee
  • Rehabilitation Specialist

Under the new Medicaid Re-design these employment areas may be an option:

  • Peer Recovery Supporter
  • Care Management Specialist
  • Recovery Coach

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu


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