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Chemical Dependency Departmental Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.

This certificate is a recommended addition to the resume of anyone working in service fields including health care, criminal justice, correction, and social services. It recognizes that an individual's scope of knowledge and practice includes specific understanding of the pharmacology, physiology, and treatment processes for substance abuse and addictions concerns seen daily in these fields.

For those interested in working in the field of addictions treatment, this certificate is focused on providing clock hours in the global function domains of practice required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board under the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) that meets the eligibility standards to apply for the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) state certification.

The certificate will be issued for earning a minimum of 135 clock hours (9 credit hours). It will state the number of clock hours earned through taking the various courses listed below.

Course Course Title Credits
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
SWK 2205 Chemical Dependency II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies 3
SWK 2215 Chemical Dependency III: Co-Occurring Disorders of Addiction and Mental Health 3
  Total Credit Hours 9