This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies prepares students to prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction and individuals with co-occurring issues of addiction and mental health disorders. This work occurs in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, residential treatment programs, correctional settings, the courts, police departments, mental health settings, and family service agencies. Throughout the program, students develop advanced clinical skills to prepare them to perform the expected individual, group, and educational counseling to clients under supervision.
During the first two years of the program students take courses required to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Addiction and Recovery Services and earn the Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant (CDCA) certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, as well as coursework to qualify for the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II). After completing the bachelor’s degree, students are eligible for the LCDC III license.
Practicum Coursework Practicum courses begin summer of the first year and extend throughout the program. Within the first two years of the program, students complete 2000 hours to earn the CDCA certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
Students will be billed for liability insurance for the practicum courses. The students may be requested by the practicum site to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen. Students should contact the practicum instructor with any questions regarding practicum.
* Any 3-credit hour course with ART, ASL, ENG, FRN, HST, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPN, THE prefix,
Persons seeking a career in social services should recognize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, creative, and flexible. A social services professional must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people and individuals with a wide variety of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, and life situations. ENG 1111 must be completed with a grade of C or better before enrolling in additional courses. Students will be expected to meet minimum behavioral expectancies in order to continue in the Social Services program.
Math Requirements Students should speak with their faculty advisor regarding whether MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I, should be taken in order to meet the program's math requirement. If they are considering transferring to a university setting to complete their master's degree, the STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I course may be preferable.
Graduation Requirements In order to graduate, students must obtain a C or better in all SWK courses and demonstrate professional ethical behavior, effective oral and written communication, professional documentation skills, basic listening skills, and an awareness of personal biases as they affect clients.
Students completing the Bachelor of Applied Science in Addiction and Integrated Treatment Studies may wish to earn a master’s degree. This program is transferable to various master’s programs.