This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Addiction and Recovery Services, is a specialty degree offered through the Social Services Department. This degree has an intense focus on addiction recovery and co-occuring disorders. Co-occurring disorders include addiction and mental health issues clients may deal with simultaneously. This is a pathway directly to the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDCII) license while also earning the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification. This degree includes 2000 hours of field experience in the form of extended practicum placements as well as specific educational competencies needed to sit for the State Board exam for the LCDC II immediately upon completion.
Students will be billed for liability insurance for the practicum courses. The student 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.
Develop skills in screening, assessing and developing treatment plans for client populations in the social services and/or addictions field.
Adhere to a professional code of ethics and policy/procedural standards in working with clients and coworkers.
Complete professional documentation reports, including progress notes, psycho/social histories and mental status evaluations, as well as other professional documentation.
Enhance the paraprofessional certificate program(s) through curriculum development or enhancement and inclusion of hands-on learning in the form of field placements or internships.
Support career development and job readiness that will prepare trainees to participate in collaborating programs to create an infrastructure of skills, expertise, and support of a behavioral health team, which provides support and services to substance us
Provide job placements assessing, and developing treatment plans for client populations in the field of substance use disorders.
*Any 3-credit hour courses 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 expectations in order to continue in the Social Services program.
Students should speak with their faculty advisor regarding whether MTH 1060, Business Math or MTH 1070, Quantitative Reasoning should be taken in order to meet the program's math requirement if they are considering transferring to a university setting to complete their bachelor's degree.
In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all SWK courses, demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, effective oral and written communication, professional documentation skills, basic listening skills, and an awareness of personal biases as they affect clients.
Students enrolled in the Addiction and Recovery Services Associate of Applied Science degree are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, many students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. This program is transferable to various bachelor’s programs.
Please see your academic advisor for more information.