Addictions Studies Certificate


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The Program – Addictions Studies Certificate

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)

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 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 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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