Human Services

Human Services

Addiction Counseling and Treatment

Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hus
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 25HD

This program prepares students for entry and middle-level positions in agencies and programs specialized in helping people. This includes organizations with programs for children, adolescents, and adults provided through hospitals, nursing homes, institutions for people with developmental disabilities, community human services programs, as well as treatment programs for addiction and substance use disorders. The degree-seeking student completes general education and Human Services core courses, along with addictions counseling-specific courses. All students are encouraged to consult with department faculty. Human Services courses may transfer to four-year institutions with related programs.

CLC has achieved national accreditation by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) and is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce. The Human Services Addiction Counseling and Treatment Program (ACT) is accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB, INC.) as both an Advanced and Preparatory Training Program.

Plan 25HD is an ICB (ICB/IAODAPCA, Inc.) accredited Advanced Addiction Training Program. Upon completion, students are qualified to take the CADC exam to become an Illinois Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor. No additional work experience is required.

In order to take upper-level courses, students must apply for admission to the program, which may include background checks, drug screens, and/or interviews. Upon application to the Addiction Counseling and Treatment (ACT) option, students should have no history of alcohol or other drug abuse, any addiction or other addictive disorders, or should be in recovery without recurrence and out of treatment or correctional supervision for at least 18 months.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course +

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Introduction to Group Dynamics

3

course

Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

course +

Drugs and Society

3

Second Semester

14-15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course +

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Contemporary Mathematics or

other higher level Math course or Science Elective

3-4

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment I

3

course

Ethics in Human Services

2

course +

Introduction to Social Work

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

2

course

Diverse/Multicultural Populations

2

course

Pharmacology and Disease in Substance Abuse

3

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment II

4

course

Advanced Addictions Counseling Skills

3

course

Human Services Practicum Orientation

1

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Health and Nutrition

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective +

3

course

Special Topics in Human Services

2

course

Addiction Counseling Practicum I

4

course +

Adult Development and Aging or

course +

Lifespan Development or

course +

Adolescent Development

3

Fifth Semester

8-9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Addiction Counseling Practicum II

4

course

Human Sexuality or

course

Trauma and Violence

3-4

course

Addiction Counselor Capstone

1

Total hours for A.A.S. Degree

67-69

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

+ Completing coursework during the summer session(s) may enable students to complete the program earlier or reduce the course load during fall and spring semesters.

This academic plan is designed for a full-time student. Students opting to attend part time should consult with the HUS faculty directly for a revised academic plan.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Mick Cullen at (847) 543-2573 or mcullen@clcillinois.edu, or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.