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Addiction Counseling

Median Pay for Substance Abuse Counselors
Increase in Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counseling Jobs by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Addiction Counseling

Addiction Counseling

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Become part of the treatment team. Experience Ohio’s only two-year program that prepares you for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor. Gain practical experience through immersion in residential, diversion, outpatient and prevention practicum sites where you will gain hands on real world professional experience.

The Addiction Counseling program prepares students to enter the field as Chemical Dependency Counselors who wish to work within the fields of chemical dependency, criminal justice and corrections. Students can also enter the field as Chemical Dependency Counselors working in a wide variety of environments including outpatient, residential, inpatient, and community based settings. This program is particularly suited to those students who primarily wish to enter the workforce upon completion of their associate degree. However, in addition to preparing students to enter the workforce, this program also prepares students to continue their education in the fields of counseling, education and human services at four-year colleges.

This program is particularly suited to those students who primarily wish to enter the workforce upon completion of their associate degree. However, in addition to preparing students to enter the workforce, this program also prepares students to continue their education in the fields of counseling, education and human services at four-year colleges.

 


The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Addiction Counseling:

  • Demonstrate and implement basic knowledge of counseling theories and techniques to diverse populations
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of addiction theories to the clinic
  • Maintain professional standards and ethical boundaries
  • Gather clinical information systematically to assess and support diagnosis and ongoing treatment
  • Compile and complete accurate documentation in a timely manner
  • Practice respectful interpersonal awareness and clinical leadership skills
  • Maintain, encourage and contribute to professional development
  • Interface with allied community support and prevention services

 

Program Offerings

Hocking College offers the Addiction Counseling degree and a certificate program in Addiction Counseling.

Both programs provide students with the classroom training hours and supervised clinical internship hours required to apply for the licensure exam offered by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, following successful completion of the licensure exam and fulfilling the work hour requirements of the licensing board. The programs also meet the licensure recommendations of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, which sets the international standards for competency based chemical dependency counselors.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Technical Study in Addiction Counseling

Total Credit Hours:
63.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,717.00

Class Hours: 51.0
Lab Hours: 34.0

Total Credit Hours:
63.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,717.00

Class Hours: 51.0
Lab Hours: 34.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ADDC-1110 Principles of Addiction 3.00 2.00 4.00 $175.00
  ADDC-1210 Theories of Addiction & Clinical Ethics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $175.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 13.00 4.00 15.00 $495.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ADDC-1222 Neurobiology/Clinical Psychopharmacology 2.00 2.00 3.00 $175.00
  ADDC-1216 Assessment/Diagnosis/Treatment Planning 2.00 2.00 3.00 $175.00
  ADDC-1286 Chemical Dependency Lab Orientation 2.00 2.00 3.00 $275.00
  ENGL-2123 English Composition II: Contemp Issues 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
    Totals 11.00 8.00 15.00 $847.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ADDC-2214 Theory & Practice of Group Counseling 3.00 2.00 4.00 $175.00
  ADDC-2212 Individual & Relational Counseling 3.00 2.00 4.00 $175.00
  ADDC-2287 Chemical Dependency Practicum I 2.00 7.00 3.00 $275.00
  ADDC-2224 Multiculturalism and Prevention Issues 2.00 2.00 3.00 $175.00
  PSYC-2151 Developmental Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 13.00 13.00 17.00 $815.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  ADDC-2250 Clinical Case Management 3.00 2.00 4.00 $215.00
  ADDC-2288 Chemical Dependency Practicum II (SL) 2.00 7.00 3.00 $275.00
  PSYC-2152 Abnormal Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  HUM-2203 Introduction to Ethics 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
    Totals 14.00 9.00 16.00 $560.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Class Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $495.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Class Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $847.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Class Hours: 13.00 Lab Hours: 13.00 Cost: $815.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Class Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $560.00

Additional Resources

A Career in Addiction Counseling Provides a Future of Positivity


Addiction CounselingThe demand for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors has grown much faster than average.

Job growth is strong in this field, with an expected increase of 34 percent in the number of Ohio jobs in the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Interested in more information about becoming an Addiction Counselor? Download our Addiction Counseling ebook!

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