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The Addiction Treatment certificate provides students with the basic educational foundation to pursue careers in the substance abuse disorder treatment field.
The Addiction Treatment certificate curriculum offers, over the winter and spring terms, the coursework that meets the educational hours required to take the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) exam*. Topics addressed include individual and group counseling skills, addiction pharmacology, ethics, HIV/AIDS and fundamentals of case management.
Students who successfully complete the Pathway Certificate in Addiction Treatment will:
- Communicate effectively and develop interpersonal skills needed to work with people from diverse backgrounds
- Assess and address needs of individuals, families and groups.
- Demonstrate an understanding of drug use, misuse, and etiology of addiction
- Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal standards and regulations that apply to the field of human services and substance abuse disorder treatment.
- Identify the prevention strategies, risk assessment protocols, harm reduction methods and treatment options of infectious diseases in the population service by substance abuse disorder treatment
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The Addiction Treatment certificate provides students the required educational coursework to take the Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) exam*. Following these educational requirements, students must complete 1,000 hours of supervised experience in addiction counseling in order to take the CADC I exam. Students who complete this process could find employment in substance abuse treatment and recovery fields as counselors.
*MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) proctors the CADC I exam and requirements.
To begin the program, students must be enrolled at UCC, and have basic writing and communication skills. The best time to start this program is during the Winter & Spring terms.
Other Degrees & Certificates at UCC
- Human Services: Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Human Services: Associate of Science Degree
- Human Services: Addiction Studies: One-Year Certificate
- Human Services: Case Aide: Pathway Certificate
- Human Services: Addiction Treatment: Pathway Certificate
Alex Jardon, Ph.D.
Human Services Coordinator