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Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor

Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor

Steps to Becoming a C.A.D.C.

If you're interested in continuing your study in Substance Abuse Counseling and plan to work toward state certification, visit www.iaodapca.org for more information about the Illinois Model for becoming a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor.

Guidelines for Attaining C.A.D.C. Certification

Upon completion of Oakton's Preparatory Certificate, meet the following requirements:

  • 7 classes
  • Praciticum 1 (300 hours)
  • Pass the ICRC exam
  • 2 - 4,000 hours of paid supervised work depending on your level of education

Upon completion of Oakton's Advanced Certificate, meet the following requirements:

  • 7 classes
  • Praciticum 1 (300 hours)
  • Praciticum I1 (300 hours)
  • Pass the ICRC exam

A minimum of an A.A.S. in a behavioral science or completion of the A.A.S. degree in Human Services with the Substance Abuse option is required to be eligible for the Advanced Certificate.

Contact IAODAPCA at 1.800.272.2632 when you are beginning your paid experience. You will have three years from the date of the application to complete your work experience.

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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