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Chemical Dependency Specialist

at Mesabi Range College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 28
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This certificate is intended for those students who have completed a bachelor�s degree and are seeking licensure for
Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor (LADC) through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. It satisfies the 270 hours of classroom clock hours required
and the 880 hours internship hours (2 courses of CDEP 2240
Chemical Dependency Internships are equal to 880 hours) required to obtain a license I the State of Minnesota.
The coursework in this program will equip students with the intellectual tools and core counseling skills necessary to become an effective drug counselor. *The academic course work students will receive under the certificate to satisfy 270 clock hours are listed on the back of this sheet. During the internship the student will practice and further develop skills under the supervision of a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor at an approved internship site. The internship experience will cover the entire continuum of drug treatment and rehabilitation care including prevention, intervention, primary care, and aftercare. This program will provide the opportunity for students to develop proficiencies in the twelve core functions of chemical dependency as define by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
A MEMBER OF MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR/EMPLOYER
Employment Opportunities
Graduates may seek employment in chemical dependency treatment programs; information, diagnostic, and referral centers; outpatient or follow-up care programs; halfway houses, schools, hospitals, clinics, prisons, social agencies; and programs supported by business, church, and government.
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Program Locations

  • Mesabi Range College, Virginia 55792

Labor Market Information

  • Mental Health Counselors

  • Median wage: $21.54/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Median wage: $23.37/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

  • Median wage: $22.04/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

  • Median wage: $15.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Mesabi Range College
Mesabi Range College
1001 W. Chestnut St. Virginia, MN 55792 Toll-Free: (800) 657-3860 Local: (218) 749-0313 TTY: (218) 749-7783 Email: b.kochevar@mesabirange.edu