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2021-2022 Social and Behavioral Science, Education Pathway
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Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

Alcohol and Drug Counselor is a five-term certificate program. It is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and need further coursework to complete the educational requirements needed to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). In addition to coursework, CADC certification requires 1,000 hours in the field and a passing score on the CADC exam. CADC status is a basic requirement for employment in the addictions field. Because some courses are offered only once per year, students may not be able to complete all requirements in a calendar year.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for human services programs are:

Apply principals of ethical decision making in the human services field and practice ethical behavior in relation to self and others within the helping relationship.

Establish rapport and a therapeutic alliance with clients through the demonstration of empathy, genuineness, congruence, and unconditional positive regard.

Promote personal growth in self and others by practicing positive living, optimism, self-examination and willingness to change.

Exhibit sensitivity and insight into the wide variety of problems in living experienced by individuals and groups in contemporary society.

Demonstrate clinical skills of screening, assessment, treatment planning, termination and referral.

Incorporate knowledge about the interrelated effects of addictions, poverty, mental and physical illness, and homelessness on family dynamics and intimate relationships in an integrated approach to addressing issues of family and intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect.

Demonstrate specific skills in active listening, motivational interviewing, group counseling, crisis intervention and management, and counseling chemically dependent, traumatized, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients, as well as those with co-occurring mental health and addictions diagnoses.

Function effectively as a member of a team in providing services, designing programs, and working collaboratively among agencies and organizations for the benefit of clients and the community.

Actively engage in continuing education, lifelong learning and pro-active self-care.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Human Services is a limited-entry program requiring completion of an application that includes a writing sample and personal references. For more information on how to apply, including application deadlines, visit the Human Services website, www.roguecc.edu/humanservices. Students should be aware that certain prerequisites may apply for core course requirements.

Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of human services agencies prior to considering human services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require passing a criminal history background check. The inability to pass this check may preclude completion of the program. Students in recovery seeking placement in substance abuse treatment programs may also be required to demonstrate two years’ sobriety. More information is available from the Human Services Department.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Human Services Department coordinator’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with a Human Services Department adviser to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better, and passing the counseling skills competency requirement as demonstrated through a series of videotaped counseling interviews, will receive their certificates. Seven credits (231 hours) of documented practicum experience in an alcohol and drug treatment agency setting, supervised by a professional, is required.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

51-52

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites 1
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

COMM111

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

 

 

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60/
BT160

or higher level math

PSY101

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 2

0-2

 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

15-17

 

 

Fall

Please meet regularly with your advisor

 

HS100

Introduction to Human Services

3

 

fall term only

HS170

Introduction to Practicum

3

 

fall term only

SOC243

Drugs, Crime and Addiction

4

 

 

HS210

Motivational Interviewing

3

 

fall term only

 

Total Credits:

13

 

 

Winter

HS155

Interviewing Theory and Techniques

4

 

winter term only

HS175

Ethics for Counselors

1

 

winter term only

HS260

Group Counseling

4

 

winter term only

HS268

Co-Occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory and Counseling

3

 

winter term only

HS261B

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

2

 

7 credits required for program

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Spring

Please meet regularly with your advisor

 

HE208

HIV and Infectious Diseases

1

 

fall/spring terms only  

HS115

Principles of Client Record Management

1

 

 

HS158

Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice

3

 

 

HS202

Counseling Chemically Dependent Client

3

 

 

HS261B

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

2

 

7 credits required for program

SOC230

Introduction to Gerontology

3-4

PSY228
PSY231

(only one program course approved)

 

Total Credits:

13-14

 

 

Fall

PSY219

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

4

 

*Requires prerequisite PSY201

SOC213

Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

4

 

 

HS261C

Human Services Practicum and Seminar

3

 

7 credits required for program

 

Total Credits:

11

 

 

1 Required for graduation. May include additional classes based on placement scores.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

 

For more information, contact the Human Services and Social Science Department.

Human Services and Social Science Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: humanservices@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/humanservices
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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