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Alcohol and Drug Counselor

2018-19 Alcohol and Drug Counselor Grad Guide (PDF)

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 511501A
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

Alcohol and Drug Counselor is a four-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.

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of specific information about career and
technical certificate programs to prospective students. Data includes Standard Occupational
Classification (SOC) codes (www.bls.gov/SOC/), graduation rates, tuition and fees, typical costs
for books and supplies, job placement rates for students completing the programs, and median loan
debt incurred by students completing the programs. For more information visit
www.roguecc.edu/GainfulEmployment.


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 social science 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 advisor to determine placement.


Graduation Requirements

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Human Services Department chair’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.


Prerequisites

(All courses required for graduation. May include additional classes based on placement test scores.)

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
CS__ Approved 3-4 credit computer science class, CS120 or above or documented computer proficiency

Note: Successful completion of CS120, or otherwise meeting the proficiency requirement within the last 10 years, fulfills this requirement. Contact a computer science adviser to help determine placement.

0-4
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or BT160 Business Math or higher level math 4
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
WR121 English Composition I or higher level composition 4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 15-19
Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
Credits
HE208 HIV and Infectious Diseases (requires prerequisites of PSY201 and PSY202) 1
HS100 Introduction to Human Services 3
HS115 Principles of Client Record Management 1
HS155 Interviewing Theory and Techniques 4
HS158 Trauma-informed Care: Theory and Practice 3
HS170 Introduction to Practicum 3
HS175 Ethics for Counselors 1
HS202 Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client I 3
HS210 Motivational Interviewing 3
HS260 Group Counseling 4
HS261G Human Services Practicum and Seminar (may be spread out over second and third terms) 7
HS268 Co-occurring Disorders: Introductory Theory and Counseling 3
PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (requires prerequisites of PSY201 and PSY202) 4
PSY231 Human Sexuality or  
HS204 Counseling Chemically Dependent Client II or  
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology or  
PSY228 Introduction to Positive Psychology 3-4
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 4
SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
  Total Program Credits 51-52

For more information contact the Human Services Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7504
email: humanservices@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/humanservices
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527