• Alcohol & Drug Counselor

    Career Pathway Certificate

    Program code: CC.ALDRUGCOUNSLR

    The Alcohol & Drug Counselor Pathway Certificate prepares students to sit for the certification examination offered by the Addiction Counselor Certification Board. The coursework is appropriate both for new students to the field, and those wishing to update their skills or seek additional certification. The certificate provides the 150 educational hours required by the certification board. Students can also opt to add a CWE component that will partially fulfill the 1000 required practicum hours. Qualifying for the CADC I certificate is a stepping stone for students who want to work now, but may also be thinking of pursuing further education in the future. More information about certification can be found at www.accbo.com


    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate appropriate interviewing skills in an assessment or treatment setting,
    • articulate the ethics required for effective work in the substance abuse field,
    • recognize the signs of common substance abuse disorders,
    • discuss the impact of drug use and abuse on society and the public heath.


    This program prepares students to work in a variety of human service settings, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, programs for the homeless, and a variety of community agencies.

    For information contact Yvonne Smith, 503-594-3207 or yvonnes@clackamas.edu


    COURSE Credits

    HE-163 Body & Drugs I: Introduction to Abuse & Addiction 3

    HE-255 Body and Alcohol 3

    HS-103 Ethics for Human Service Workers 2

    HS-156 Interviewing Theory and Techniques 3

    HS-211 HIV, TB, and Infectious Diseases 1

    HS-216 Group Counseling Skills 3

    Credits required for certificate 15

    Information from the 2016-2017 catalog.

  • Contact our Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3203