Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Addiction Studies, CPC

Length: Three terms, 24 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $3,000

  • Books/Course Materials - $500
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $2,500

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Learning Outcomes

This program is designed for students who are interested in career enhancement and certification in addiction counseling. Students completing this Career Pathway Certificate fulfill the 150 hours of drug and alcohol education required by the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) for a CADC I, State certification also requires successfully completing a written exam, two years of sobriety prior to internship placement or employment in an addictions field, with a minimum of 2 years of recovery for those who are recovering from a Substance Use Disorder.

Three credits of HS 280 - Cooperative Education: Human Services  may apply toward the supervised hours requirement.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Understand addiction.
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments.
  • Gain knowledge and treatment.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop and demonstrate appropriate professionalism.
  • Develop interview skills.
  • Develop a plan of action using a strengths-based approach to coordinate services that align with level of care.
  • Develop and apply documentation skills.

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. HS 150 - Personal Effectiveness for Human Service Workers  is requied, and HS 226 - Ethics and Law   is recommended, prior to enrollment in Cooperative Education.