Chemical Dependency Short-Term Certificate
Area of Study: Chemical Dependency
Degree/Certificate: Short-Term Certificate in Chemical Dependency
The short-term Chemical Dependency Certificate of the Human Services program provides students with competencies that enable them to work with people who are chemically dependent.
Students in the program can qualify for Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant Phase I (CDCA I) certification after taking four credit hours in HS-1101, Foundations of Substance Abuse, Addiction and Group Work during their first semester and qualify for Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant II (CDCA II) certification after taking HS-1200, Treatment Modalities and Diversity Issues in Chemical Dependency in their last semester.
In addition, graduates of the short term certificate program are able to receive practical training in the chemical dependency field by completing 105 hours of field experience at a clinical practicum site. Students who are interested in furthering their education and pursuing licensure through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP), can apply the classes taken in the short term certificate program to the full Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Human Services.