Support people struggling with addiction.

Change lives for good.

Addiction professionals work with people who have struggle with various types of addiction, helping them recover. This high-demand field requires the ability to be compassionate and patient—professionals often work with people dealing with stressful, difficult situations, and teach them to cope in healthier ways. The work is challenging, but rewarding, as addiction professionals help improve lives.

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FAQ'S

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    The program is designed to take 6 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 6 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will the Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $5,400
    Books and supplies: $1,200
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $1,800.

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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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Addiction Studies Postbaccalaureate Certificate from Baker College

Addiction StudiesPostbaccalaureate Certificate

Support people struggling with addiction.

Change lives for good.

Addiction professionals work with people who have struggle with various types of addiction, helping them recover. This high-demand field requires the ability to be compassionate and patient—professionals often work with people dealing with stressful, difficult situations, and teach them to cope in healthier ways. The work is challenging, but rewarding, as addiction professionals help improve lives.

Discover Your Future Addiction Studies Career

Career Facts

$38,520

Median salary for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

31%

Estimated employment increase by 2022 for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

$69,280

Median salary for Psychologists

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Overview

Baker’s Addiction Studies postbaccalaureate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you gained through your bachelor degree in human services or a related field. 

Our curriculum is broad—developed with the guidance of employers and professionals in the field. Through classwork and field training, you cover the twelve core counseling functions required for addictions treatment: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services. 

As a graduate, you’ll have the education component required for the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential (CADC). This credential is required for detox, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, drug courts, and private and public agencies.

In order to qualify for the MCBAP credential, you must meet the following requirements as determined by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (ADOA): 270 hours education, 2,000-4,000 hours of supervised work experience, 300 hours of supervised practical training, passing score on a written examination, and adherence to code of ethics statement.

Course Information
Requirements24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HUS 101B
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4 Quarter Hours

Serves as an overview of the historical developments in the field of human service and provides an introduction to the philosophical framework, the major theoretical models, and the interdisciplinary nature of human service. Students will explore human service occupations, professional organizations, community resources, and ethical and legal issues. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Introduction to Human Services4
HUS 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the etiology, prevalence, and treatment of different types of neglect and violence in families across the lifespan. This course will explore abusive and neglectful behaviors, evidence of signs and symptoms of neglect and abusive patterns, and identify appropriate reporting procedures. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in HUS 101B, student background check.
Abuse and Neglect in the Family4
HUS 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the types of substance abuse prevalent in communities, factors that lead to substance abuse and the impact on families, the workplace, and society in general. This course introduces students to current treatment programs and their various philosophies. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Substance Abuse4
HUS 451
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2 Quarter Hours

Assists students in developing and demonstrating the knowledge and skills required by the twelve core functions of addictions counselors in the case management process. The core functions, which will provide the framework for the course are: Screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling (individual, group, and significant others), case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
student background check.
Ethical Issues in Addictions Counseling2
HUS 461
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6 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the development and understanding of the Certified Addictions Counselor Code of Ethical Conduct, and how to apply the Code to analysis of incidents and dilemmas that occur in counseling situations. The principles of the Code of Ethical Conduct are: non-discrimination, responsibility, competence, legal and moral standards, public statements, publication credit, client welfare, confidentiality, client relationships, interprofessional relationships, remuneration, and societal obligations. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental essential math concepts or placement exam, student background check.
Managing Addictions Cases6
PSY 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding the field of counseling. This course examines what counselors do; the qualities of effective counseling; and basic concepts of the most influential theories of modern counseling, considering the strengths and weaknesses of each. It also examines legal, ethical, and cross-cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111
Theories of Counseling4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 24

Program Description

This program provides students, with a minimum of a human services type bachelor degree, with the education component required for the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential (CADC). This credential is required for detox, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, drug courts, and private and public agencies. Students completing the program will have the skills and knowledge of the 12 core counseling functions required for addictions treatment which include: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services. In order to qualify for the MCBAP credential, individuals must meet the following requirements as determined by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (ADOA): 270 hours education, 2,000-4,000 hours of supervised work experience, 300 hours of supervised practical training, passing score on a written examination, and adherence to code of ethics statement.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    The program is designed to take 6 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 6 months.

    *Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: *
    • Private education loans: *
    • Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

  • How much will the Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Addictions Studies program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $5,400
    Books and supplies: $1,200
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $1,800.

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Here you learn from what you do… very hands on.

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