The Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling online through the University of Cincinnati is best for people who wish to obtain credentials in substance abuse counseling. Substance Abuse Counseling is a rewarding field for people interested in providing assistance to others in counseling, corrections, administrative, and prevention settings.
Substance use disorders occur when frequent and severe use causes symptoms of clinically significant impairment (e.g., health problems, failure to meet major responsibilities at work).
This 24 credit hour certificate equips students to work with persons impacted by substance use disorders. The certificate is for working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or students wanting to get a bachelor’s degree. This certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed to support people struggling with addiction as well as advance related careers in the helping professions.
The graduates of our Bachelor’s of Substance Abuse Counseling program meet academic requirements for a chemical dependency license under the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s guidelines for Licensed Chemical Dependency counselor III (LCDC III).
If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.
Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis. Refer to the Tuition and Fees Chart for more details.
There are a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility for Financial Aid. Please make sure you work with Financial Aid to understand your eligibility.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
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