Human Services - Addiction Counseling and Treatment

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$13,143*

Change your life and others

Walk alongside people in some of their toughest moments. An Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree prepares you to work with adolescents and adults in many treatment settings, including:

  • treatment programs for addiction and substance use disorders
  • hospitals
  • community human services programs

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Addiction Counseling and Treatment?

An A.A.S. prepares you for a professional role in human services. You may work as an addictions counselor to help people in different treatment settings, such as:

  • outpatient
  • inpatient/residential
  • adult
  • adolescent
  • DUI clinics

You also qualify for the exam to become an Illinois Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) and will not need other work experience. With an extra degree or license, you can move into administrative roles or private practice.

Admission: More needed

You should have no history of alcohol or other substance use or addictive disorders. Or, you should be in recovery without recurrence and out of treatment with no criminal justice involvement for at least 18 months.


CLC alumnus Andrea Anderson talks about her academic journey and her career as a licensed mental health therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (C.A.D.C.):

Highlights

  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    This program is commended for excellence in the preparation of the 21st-century addictions professional workforce.
  • WIOA Program

  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Degree

    Earn an associate degree in 2 years and gain in-demand technical and job-ready skills.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    PSY 121 3
    HUS 128 3
    HUS 140 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 128
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 140
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    MTH 140 3
    HUS 123 3
    HUS 152 2
    HUS 154 2
    SWK 121 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 140
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 123
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 152
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 154
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SWK 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 151 3
    HUS 153 2
    HUS 156 3
    HUS 251 4
    HUS 253 3
    HUS 274 1
    • Course Code HUS 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 153
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 156
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 251
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 253
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 274
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 121 3
    HUM 127 3
    HUS 299 2
    HUS 275 4
    HUS 231 3
    • Course Code HUS 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 299
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 275
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 231
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 276 4
    SWK 228 3
    HUS 278 1
    • Course Code HUS 276
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code SWK 228
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 278
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

69


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Human Services at CLC

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Frequently asked questions

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    Andrea Anderson

    Graduate

    This particular program at CLC for the C.A.D.C. is more advanced than my master's degree program was. It is the one that teaches you the most.”


    Andrea studied Addiction Counseling and Treatment in the Human Services program at CLC. She is a licensed mental health therapist with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling (C.A.D.C.) designation.

    Watch Andrea's story

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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