The customized individual schedule will be available after admission and transfer credit evaluation in.
In order to prepare students for successful careers in substance abuse counseling, UC Online offers a variety of classes from “Case Management & Treatment Planning” to “Substance Abuse Counseling for Families & Other Relationships.” See detailed course descriptions below.
A customized individual schedule will be available after admission and transfer credit evaluation.
You can get credits for your work experience in Substance Abuse Counseling.
The Substance Abuse Counseling Program offers course credit in recognition of competencies gained during qualifying chemical dependency counseling work experience within the 12 core functions (Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Counseling: Individual, Group, Family, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client Education, Referral, Consultation, Reports & Recordkeeping). Work experience credits may be earned for the following credentials/experiences:
• Three credits may be earned for proof of certification as an Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) or the equivalent from other states.
• Students may earn one credit (maximum of three credits total) for each year of supervised work experience in the 12 core functions. Students interested in work experience credits should contact their advisor and collect documentation of their CDCA (or equivalent) and any supervised field experience in the 12 core functions they have accumulated. Documentation of supervised experience may include hours logs or summaries signed by a licensed supervisor.
Students with the CDCA (or equivalent), as well as three or more years of qualifying work experience, earn all available six credits.
Take advantage of Non-Internship Subplan for Substance Abuse Counseling Program
The Substance Abuse Counseling Program offers the sub-plan to students who already have enough substance use disorder-related work experience to satisfy the supervised experience requirements for licensure. Contact an Enrollment Services Advisor to learn more about Non-internship track.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
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.
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