Annette Clark, Program Director
Allied Health 240
The Certificate in Addictions provides students with knowledge that is essential for
the field of addictions. When combined with other requirements of the Maryland State
Addictions Licensing Board, these courses will also meet the required addictions specific
courses for the Maryland Addictions Counselor Certification. The Certificate in Addictions
is intended primarily for students enrolled in Allegany College of Maryland's Human
Service Associate degree program or another Maryland State-approved addictions preparation
degree. Students interested in a career in addictions counseling should refer to the
Human Service Associate Degree program for a description of this curriculum or consult
with the Advising Center for other options. However, while the Certificate courses
are open to anyone who would like to enhance their resume or career portfolio or to
individuals with an interest in addictions, the Certificate courses alone will not
enable an individual to sit for the associate level Maryland State Addictions Counselor
Certification Exam. Twenty-four credits (eight courses) are required to complete the
certificate and all courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.
Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Addictions.
Required Psychology Courses
|PSYC-205||Introduction to Abnormal Psychology|
||Drugs and Human Behavior
|PSYC-287||Addictions Treatment Delivery|
|PSYC-289||Ethics for the Addiction Counselor|
Required General Courses
|IHLT-101||Mind/Body Skills for Health and Healing|
Required Elective Courses
Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.
Restricted Elective - 2 credits
PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
|SUMMER SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|Psychology 101 (General Psychology)||3|
|Psychology 289 (Ethics for the Addiction Counselor)||3|
|Restricted Elective 1||2|
|Psychology 205 (Introduction to Abnormal Psychology)||3|
|Psychology 286 (Drugs and Human Behavior)||3|
|Sociology 203 (Social Problems)||3|
|Biological Science 116 (Human Biology)||3|
|Integrative Health 101 (Mind/Body Skills for Health and Healing)||1|
|Psychology 287 (Addictions Treatment Delivery)||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||24|
1 Students may take Physical Education 122, 123, 126, 127, 145, and 153, or Human Service 297.
NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.