Associate of Technical Study in Addiction Counseling

Do you want to help others? Do you want to learn in real outpatient and prevention centers? Would you like to be part of a treatment team?

This program shows how much you can give! Experience Ohio’s only two-year program that prepares you for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor.

As a student, you’ll gain practical knowledge and hands-on professional experience through immersion in practicum sites, including:

  • Residential facilities
  • Diversion services
  • Outpatient locations
  • Prevention sites

You'll learn the fundamentals of addiction counseling through classroom training hours and clinical internship hours, giving you the skills needed to:

  • Prepare to apply for the licensure exam offered by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board
  • Complete the work hour requirements and licensure exam to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Enter the workforce or continue your education at a four-year school


This program meets the licensure recommendations of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, which sets the international standards for competency-based chemical dependency counselors.



The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Addiction Counseling:

  • Demonstrate and implement basic knowledge of counseling theories and techniques to diverse populations
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of addiction theories to the clinic
  • Maintain professional standards and ethical boundaries
  • Gather clinical information systematically to assess and support diagnosis and ongoing treatment
  • Compile and complete accurate documentation in a timely manner
  • Practice respectful interpersonal awareness and clinical leadership skills
  • Maintain, encourage and contribute to professional development
  • Interface with allied community support and prevention services




Associate of Technical Study in Addiction Counseling

Course of Study

For students entering May 2016

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ADDC-1110Principles of Addiction3.002.004.00$175.00
ADDC-1210Theories of Addiction & Clinical Ethics2.002.003.00$175.00
ENGL-1510English Composition I4.000.004.00$50.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$80.00
PSYC-1101General Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ADDC-1222Neurobiology/Clinical Psychopharmacology2.002.003.00$175.00
ADDC-1216Assessment/Diagnosis/Treatment Planning2.002.003.00$175.00
ADDC-1286Chemical Dependency Lab Orientation2.002.003.00$275.00
ENGL-2123English Composition II: Contemp Issues3.000.003.00$40.00
MATH-1103Applied Mathematics2.002.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ADDC-2214Theory & Practice of Group Counseling3.002.004.00$175.00
ADDC-2212Individual & Relational Counseling3.002.004.00$175.00
ADDC-2287Chemical Dependency Practicum I2.007.003.00$275.00
ADDC-2224Multiculturalism and Prevention Issues2.002.003.00$175.00
PSYC-2151Developmental Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
ADDC-2250Clinical Case Management3.002.004.00$215.00
ADDC-2288Chemical Dependency Practicum II (SL)$275.00
PSYC-2152Abnormal Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
HUM-2203Introduction to Ethics3.000.003.00$15.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Graduates of this program begin their careers in the fields of chemical dependency, criminal justice and corrections. Other graduates continue their educations at four-year colleges in the fields of counseling, education and human services.  

Hocking College alumni have found positions as

  • Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Prevention Specialists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Case Workers
  • Corrections Officers
  • Probation Officers



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