Addiction Counseling and Treatment Certificate

Career Certificate
Cost
$9,662*

Prepare to change lives

Use your new skills in an agency or program to help people, including children, adolescents and adults. The certificate is an Advanced and Preparatory Training Program that prepares you for work in:

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

What can you do with a certificate in Addiction Counseling and Treatment?

A certificate prepares you for a professional role in human services. You can also take the exam to become an Illinois Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (C.A.D.C.). By adding on a degree or license, you can move into administrative roles. 

  • addictions counselor
  • substance use counselor
  • certified alcohol and drug counselor
  • clinical directors
  • agency directors

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 Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • 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
    HUS 121 3
    HUS 123 3
    HUS 128 3
    HUS 140 3
    HUS 231 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 123
      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 HUS 231
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 151 3
    HUS 152 2
    HUS 153 2
    HUS 154 2
    HUS 156 3
    • Course Code HUS 151
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 152
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 153
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 154
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 156
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 251 4
    HUS 253 3
    HUS 274 1
    • 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 299 2
    HUS 275 4
    • Course Code HUS 299
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 275
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUS 276 4
    HUS 278 1
    • Course Code HUS 276
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUS 278
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

48


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Human Services at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study human services. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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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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