Human Services

Human Services

Addiction Counseling and Treatment Certificate

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

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hus
Degree: Certificate
Plan 25HG

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/IAODAPCA, Inc.) as both an Advanced and Preparatory Training Program.

Plan 25HG is both an Advanced and Preparatory Training Program.

Advanced Program: Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to take the CADC exam to become an Illinois Certified Alcohol/ Drug Counselor. No additional work experience is required.

ICB Preparatory Program: Students will be waived from the 2nd practicum (HUS 276); however, upon completion of the program, there is a work experience requirement in order to earn the CADC.

According to ICB/IAODAPCA regulations, students who wish to earn their CADC through the Advanced Program must possess a minimum of an associate degree in human services or another behavioral science from an accredited institution of higher education. Students who do not meet this requirement should complete the A.A.S. in Addiction Counseling and Treatment, Plan 25HD, or complete this certificate as a Preparatory Program.

In order to be admitted to this option, student must first meet with department faculty. Up to 15 credit hours of prerequisite courses may be transferred from another institution with the permission of the Human Services department chair, upon submission and review of transcripts indicating successful completion. Students needing to meet these prerequisites may take them concurrently with the courses required for the certificate.

In order to take upper-level courses, students must apply for admittance in 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.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Health and Nutrition

3

course

Introduction to Group Dynamics

3

course

Introduction to Counseling Skills

3

course

Drugs and Society

3

course

Adult Development and Aging or

course

Lifespan Development or

course

Adolescent Development

3

Second Semester

12 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment I

3

course

Process Addictions/Impulse Disorders

2

course

Diverse/Multicultural Populations

2

course

Ethics in Human Services

2

course

Pharmacology and Disease in Substance Abuse

3

Third Semester

8 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Addiction Counseling and Treatment II

4

course

Advanced Addiction Counseling Skills

3

course

Human Services Practicum Orientation

1

Fourth Semester

6 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Special Topics in Human Services

2

course

Addiction Counseling Practicum I

4

Fifth Semester

5 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Addiction Counseling Practicum II

4

course

Addiction Counselor Capstone

1

Total hours for Certificate

46

^ 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.

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.