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Brief Description of Program:

Bachelor of Science – Addiction Studies

The professional certificate in Addictions Studies Prevention is designed for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree or who are in the process of pursuing a baccalaureate degree in another discipline and who wish to obtain a competency and credential in the Area of Addictions Prevention. The program does provide students with the Knowledge and Domains necessary to prepare students academically and with clock hours, to be certified prevention specialists at the I or II levels.

The certificate is a 30 credit hour course of study. Students who already have a degree will be awarded their certificate upon successful completion of the course work. Students who are pursuing a degree with be awarded the certificate at graduation, unless they work in the field of Prevention and need the actual certificate for employment or certification purposes.

A unique agreement between Sinclair Community College and the University of Cincinnati makes it possible for area students to earn a Baccalaureate degree in Addiction Studies without leaving the Sinclair campus. Graduates of Sinclair’s Mental Health Technology program, as well as other degreed students, may earn their Baccalaureate degree by completing a series of Sinclair courses, in addition to upper level coursework from the University of Cincinnati. All U.C. courses are delivered to the Sinclair campus through a video conferencing format. Courses will be delivered to the Sinclair campus in the evenings and on Saturdays.

The Addiction Studies degree is sanctioned by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. It is designed to provide the necessary background to meet certain educational requirements for State credentialing and licensing under he new Chemical Dependency Licensure Board the field.

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