Chemical Dependency Counselor

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

A program that prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

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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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529