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Chemical Dependency Counseling CDC.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 17 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Human Services and Behavioral Health
Effective as of Fall 2012

Short-term certificate in chemical dependency counseling. Provides educational hours for CDCA Phase I & II credential. If student has 4-year baccalaureate degree, educational hours apply to LCDC II credential.

What is the program about?

This series of courses is designed to meet the 180 clock hours of chemical dependency specific education required by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to apply for licensure. It is for individuals who have previously earned or are in the process of earning at least an Associate degree in behavioral science.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate culturally relevant individual, relationship and group counseling strategies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and techniques in group facilitation.
  • Initiate treatment plan with client, formulating and prioritizing mutually agreed-upon problems, goals, objectives and methods.
  • Describe various theories of addiction.
  • Perform and document all aspects of clinical assessment except diagnosis.
  • Identify major drug classification, including symptoms of abuse or addiction.
  • Provide culturally relevant prevention and education raising awareness of substance use, prevention and recovery.
  • Identify and evaluate ethical issues and apply the code of ethics and standards of practice to promote the best interests of the client and profession.

Career Opportunities

According to the Department of Labor, all human service areas are going to be growing; currently the seventh fastest growing profession in the occupational outlook data.


  • Approval of Department


270 clock hours of chemical dependency education are required for social workers, counselors and other human service professionals to apply for licensure with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Additional Information

While taking MHT 1130, contact HSBH department to schedule meeting with faculty advisor.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information


Course Title Credits
MHT 1130 Introduction to Addictive Illness 3
MHT 1236 Assessment & Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders 3
MHT 2137 Treatment Techniques in Substance Use Disorders 3
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare 2
MHT 2235 Family Dynamics of Addiction 3
MHT 2253 Issues in Chemical Dependency 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.