Degree
AA
Program Type
Undergraduate
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Program Overview

See the World Through a Different Lens

Your compassion can help others overcome addiction. The Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Addictions fulfills the educational requirement for licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II) through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Licensure also requires counseling-related work experience hours and a passing score on the ADC exam. Our program allows students the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience through an internship as part of their curriculum and thus an opportunity to obtain experience hours. Courses are offered face-to-face and online. The addictions concentration is 27 credit hours as part of the 60 credit hour associate of arts degree.

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Curriculum

Course ID Course Title Credit
Hours
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
ADCT 131 Addictions Counseling I 3
ADCT 132 Addictions Counseling II 3
ADCT 233 Addictions Prevention, Assessment and Diagnosis 3
ADCT 234 Addictions Treatment Planning and Counseling 3
ADCT 235 Addictions Psychopharmacology 3

ADCT 293

Internship 3
Electives Psychology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work or Addictions 6
    27 hours

After taking the first addictions class (ADCT 131), students can become certified as a CDCA (preliminary credential) and begin providing services in the community, allowing them to work in the field while continuing their education. After the second addictions class (ADCT 132), students can apply to have a renewable CDCA credential to continue providing services in the community year after year.

Students pursuing the CDCA credential only and not through enrollment in the associate’s program are ineligible for financial aid.

Contact Information

Alisha Dennis-Brinson, D.Min, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Co-Director, Center for Addictions
Gerber Hall
adennisbs@ashland.edu
419-207-4994

Laura Fisher
Administrative Assistant
238 College of Education

lfisher9@ashland.edu
419-207-4967