Addictions Studies, Advanced Certificate

Program Code: 0343

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
CHLD DV 101Human Growth & Development I4
CHLD DV 102Human Growth & Development II3
MENHLTH 223Intro To Addictions Studies3
MENHLTH 224Principles and Practices of Addiction Studies3
MENHLTH 230Addictions & Family Treatment3
MENHLTH 231Addictions Treatment of Special Populations3
SOC SER 101Introduction To Social Work3
SOC SER 109Report Writing for Social Service Aides3
SOC SER 201Principles of Social Work Practice3
SOC SER 212Introduction To Group Process3
Required Work-Based Learning Courses
MENHLTH 229Practicum In Addictions Treatment6
Total Hours37

Pathway

This is an example course sequence for students interested in Addictions Studies. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC), Advanced Certificate (AC) in Addictions Studies. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
MENHLTH 223 Intro To Addictions Studies 3
SOC SER 101 Introduction To Social Work 3
 Hours6
Semester 2
CHLD DV 101 Human Growth & Development I 4
MENHLTH 224 Principles and Practices of Addiction Studies 3
SOC SER 109 Report Writing for Social Service Aides 3
 Hours10
Semester 3
CHLD DV 102 Human Growth & Development II 3
MENHLTH 230 Addictions & Family Treatment 3
 Hours6
Semester 4
SOC SER 201 Principles of Social Work Practice 3
MENHLTH 231 Addictions Treatment of Special Populations 3
SOC SER 212 Introduction To Group Process 3
 Hours9
Semester 5
MENHLTH 229 Practicum In Addictions Treatment 6
 Hours6
 Total Hours37

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Careers

This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job Description

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$37,539
Median 50th Percentile$51,088
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$92,434

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$18
Median 50th Percentile$25
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$44

Annual Job Openings

846 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less23.66%
A certificate0.00%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree23.66%
A Bachelor's degree3.07%
A Master's or Professional degree49.61%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

52.68% continue their education beyond an associate degree

Mental Health Counselors

Job Description

Counsel and advise individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with an emphasis on prevention. May help individuals deal with a broad range of mental health issues, such as those associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; or aging.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$37,539
Median 50th Percentile$51,088
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$92,434

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$18
Median 50th Percentile$25
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$44

Annual Job Openings

846 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less5.58%
A certificate0.00%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree2.43%
A Bachelor's degree24.60%
A Master's or Professional degree64.39%
A Doctoral degree or more3.00%

91.99% continue their education beyond an associate degree

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