Chemical dependency major | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio

Chemical dependency major

Three-fourths of the clients served by social workers have substance abuse and/or dependency problems, but only 3% of the social workers have certifications or licensure to work with this population, according to the National Association of Social Workers.

Become a paraprofessional entering the field of alcohol and drug treatment with training related to cultural sensitivity, community resources, human behavior ethical awareness and interviewing skills.

You’ll be prepared to take the state exam to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor II, and you can continue on to a bachelor’s degree program to become a social worker.

Work in many areas, including

  • outpatient treatment facilities
  • detoxification settings
  • residential treatment facilities

Prepare for a career as a(n)

  • case manager
  • licensed chemical dependency counselor II
  • chemical dependency counselor assistants
  • crisis intervention assistant
  • family support assistant
  • group home worker
  • intake worker
  • mental health technician

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a chemical dependency certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in chemical dependency:

Chemical dependency certificate

Associate degree

  • Associate of applied science in human and social services

Additional Fees

  • All students are required to undergo a criminal background check.

Program-related scholarships

Student organizations

  • Human and social services student association
  • Student connection club
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