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Chemical Dependency Short-Term Technical Certificate

Chemical Dependency Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

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 addiction concerns seen daily in these fields.

For those interested in working in the field of addiction 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) Phase I and II state certifications.

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.

Practicum Coursework
Students will be billed for liability insurance for the practicum courses. Students may be requested by a practicum site to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen. Students should contact the practicum instructor with any questions regarding practicum. 

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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

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