Academics

Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training degree is to prepare students to work as a professional in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.   After completing the curriculum, students can complete the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) certification exam.  

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
MATHEMATICS *3
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
DACT 110FOUNDATIONS I 3
DACT 111ADDICTION COUNSELING I 3
DACT 112FOUNDATIONS II 3
DACT 113ADDICTION COUNSELING II 3
DACT 210ADDICTION COUNSELING III 3
DACT 211COUNSELING AND HUMAN CHANGE 3
DACT 212INTERNSHIP SEMINAR 9
HUMSV 110INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES 3
PSY 112PERSONALITY 3
PSY 225ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
PSY 250INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE **3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** SOC 120, 219, PSY 202, 210

In addition to the listed general education requirements, students will be exposed to a variety of issues and counseling skills specific to the needs of the chemically dependent client. This training will provide employment opportunities in a variety of community mental health programs or other Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse recognized chemical dependency programs.   The core classes listed in this curriculum will also qualify as accepted continuing education credits for those students who are currently certified in pursuit of continuing education specific to the profession of drug and alcohol counseling. 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 PSY 110; BIOL 140; DACT 110; DACT 111; HUMSV 110; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1COMM 110; DACT 112; DACT 113; Mathematics
Fall Semester 2PSY 112; DACT 210; DACT 211; PSY 225; Humanities; PSY/SOC Electives
Spring Semester 2PSY 250; DACT 212

Program Contact Information

Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training Office

Peoria Campus

(309)690-6898

Illinois Career Cluster

Human Services

Career Pathway:
Counseling and Mental Health Services

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Human Services
Pathway: Counseling and Mental Health Services
ICC Pathway: Drug & Alcohol Counselor Training

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL140) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication: Presentation and Theory (COMM 110) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Mathematics

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Drug & Alcohol Counselor Training Certificate (27 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CADC

Employment Information

Addictions Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor, Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor $15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Drug & Alcohol Counselor Training(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CADC

Employment Information

Addictions Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor, Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor$15-20/hr

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