Chemical Dependency (CC)

The certificate will provide students with the academic background to understand content, models, theories and research relevant to working with chemically dependent persons and their families and prepare them for entry level employment. It is ideal for working professionals who already have a degree but are in need of the specific coursework to obtain state credentials. The required certificate coursework covers most of the content areas required for the chemical dependency professional credential issued by the Washington State Department of Health (see RCW 246.811 Washington Administrative Code [WAC] Chapter 246-811). 

Students will need to pass a background check when applying for their Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee license. 

Prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in most required program courses.  Prerequisite requirements are listed together with course titles and descriptions in this catalog. 


Students must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in ENGL 095 or ENGL& 101, CIS 102, and obtain instructors permission to enroll in HS 102.

Courses (69 Credits Minimum)

Core Courses (51 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ALSA 100 HIV & Other Issues in Substance Use Disorders 2.0
ALSA 120 Pharmacology of Alcohol/Drugs 4.0
ALSA 125 The Dysfunctional Family 3.0
ALSA 136 Group Dynamics 3.0
ALSA 140 Chemical Dependency/Case Management 3.0
ALSA 209 Law/Ethics Substance Use Disorder 2.0
ALSA 210 Substance Use Disorder 2.0
ALSA 211 Relapse Prevention 2.0
ALSA 212 Youth Chemical Dependency Assessment/Counseling 2.0
ALSA 270 Skills in Substance Use Disorder Treatment 4.0
HS 102 Survey of Community Resources in Human Services 5.0
HS 202 Counseling Diverse Populations 5.0
HS 203 Interview/Assessments in Human Services Settings 5.0
HSSA&101 Introduction to Addictive Drugs 4.0
PSYC&200 Lifespan Psychology 5.0

General Education Courses (18 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
BTECH102 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0
MATH 101 App of Algebra for Vocational-Technical Students (or higher) 5.0
CMST&220 Public Speaking or 5.0
CMST&230 Small Group Communication 5.0

Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.

This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.

This program is designed for licensure/certification in the State of Washington. Grays Harbor College cannot guarantee the transferability of licensure, certificate, or credential to another state.