Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer, Full- or Part-Time
Chemical Dependency — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
Chemical Dependency — Certificate (26 credits)
About the Program
The Chemical Dependency program is designed for career opportunities in entry-level positions in the field of chemical dependency counseling. You will be prepared for the written examination, which is required for state licensure. As of July 1, 2008 an individual must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to become a licensed addictions counselor. After completing Century’s Associate in Science degree in chemical dependency, you can apply for a temporary permit to practice alcohol and drug counseling while working under direct supervision of a licensed counselor and enroll in course work to complete a bachelor’s degree for a maximum of five years. An alcohol and drug counselor technician (a non-licensed position) may perform: screening to determine appropriateness and eligibility for program; intake interviews; orientation describing the general nature and goals of the program, rules, services, treatment cost and client rights.
The certificate program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree. This twenty-six credit program will prepare you for the written examination required for state licensure.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Potential Job Titles
Addictions Counselor (with bachelor's degree)
Average Wage: 21.60/hour
Top Earners: $27.93/hour
Chemical Dependency - AAS 60 Credits
Chemical Dependency - Certificate 26 Credits
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