Addictions Counseling Course List


Old Testament

Old Testament History and Literature I (BOT 1000)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from Genesis through the book of Judges. The poetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.

Old Testament History and Literature II (BOT 1001)  3 credits
Study of the chronological unfolding of the Old Testament from the time of Samuel through the Post-Exilic era. The prophetic books will also be examined. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between the biblical text and its historical, social, and cultural setting.  

Old Testament Electives  3 credits (upper division)

New Testament

New Testament History and Literature (BNT 1000)  3 credits
Overview of the New Testament giving special attention to the history, background, content, and main message of the individual New Testament books and the New Testament as a whole.

Synoptic Gospels (BNT 3008)  3 credits
Comparison of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, emphasizing Christ’s earthly mission. Attention given to the social, cultural, and political background of these books.

Biblical Studies Approach

Advanced Hermeneutics (BSA 3019)  3 credits
Study of various interpretive issues including the canon, translation issues, text criticism, and contemporary methods of interpretation.

Bible Electives

Bible Electives  5 credits (3 upper division)


Christian Faith (TH 2005)  4 credits
An introduction to the main people, events, and theological positions of the Christian Tradition. Contents will focus on the doctrine of the Bible, God, humankind, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the Church, and the last days.

Contemporary Issues in American Society (TH 2222)  2 credits
This class will examine topics in American society which are currently under debate, such as homosexuality and the origins of the universe. The course will examine these topics by looking at the various positions evidenced in current American society. These positions will then be examined in relation to the biblical text.

Biblical Theology (TH 4005)  3 credits
Study of the major biblical themes in the Old and New Testaments including the kingdom of God, covenants, temple, law, and people of God. Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program.

General Education


College Writing I (ENG 1000) 3 credits
Prerequisite: acceptable placement score or ENG-0099
Emphasis on improving skills and effectiveness in written communication through critical reading of diverse literary genres and extensive writing. Course deals with developing authorial voice and adapting that voice to academic audiences.

College Writing II (ENG 1001)  3 credits
Continued emphasis on composition with concentration on critical and creative thinking. Includes use of sources, research methods, and preparation of college-level research papers.

Communications Elective  2 credits


Freshman Seminar (HUM 1002)  1 credit
Introduction of collegiate level study skills and other disciplines necessary for success at the undergraduate level. Includes an overview of the philosophy and community dynamics which defines the OHCC experience.

Interpretation of Biblical Literature (BSA 1002)  3 credits
Introduction to the principles of biblical interpretation in order to better understand the Bible. Emphasis placed on the application of these principles.

Worldviews (HUM 2007)  3 credits
Examination of the theoretical and practical expressions of various worldviews. Designed to help students realize that all thinking and writing has a starting point in a world view.

Professional Ethics (PS 3003)  2 credits
Provides an introduction to legal responsibilities and liabilities, state mental health laws, family law, confidentiality, codes of ethics among various professional organizations, licensure and certification, mandatory reporting, and professional identity. Application of ethical behavior in one’s vocation emphasized.

Senior Seminar (HUM 4001)  2 credits
Designed to be taken in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree at OHCC. Course features reflection on one’s college experience, practical preparation for the next steps beyond college, and integration of faith and theology with contemporary issues.

Social Science

World History (HI 2003)  3 credits
A study of the ancient Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European roots of modern Western civilization through the Renaissance/Reformation era.

Church History I (HI 3150)  3 credits
Prerequisite: HI 2003

Study of the history of the Christian church from its founding to the pres - ent. Special emphasis on the people, events, and doctrinal controversies significant in the growth of Christianity. Includes exploration of the inter - play of Christianity with politics, the great church councils, the crises that emerge, divisions and alliances, and confluence of forces that determine the complexity of the Christian church today.

Introduction to Psychology (PS 1001)  4 credits
Introduction to the methods and major theoretical approaches of modern psychology. Students develop the ability to critically evaluate and apply the findings of psychology to their lives and Christian ministry.

Abnormal Psychology (PS 3002)  3 credits
Study of the present psychological definitions, classifications, and indicated treatment procedures for mental or emotional illness. Brief history of mental illness included.


Science/Math (Elective)   4 credits

Christian Ministry

Spiritual Formation I (CM 1001) 3 credits
Course focuses on developing a Christ-centered life and awareness of ministry avenues. Special emphases on spiritual gifts, missions, and submitting each area of life to God.

Spiritual Formation II (CM 1002)  3 credits
Course introduces the basic concepts and skills needed for evangelism and discipleship. Emphases include understanding the world around us while communicating one’s faith, exploring one’s role as a disciple, and effective ways to disciple other followers of Christ.

Student Outreach (CM 1200, 2200)  4 credits
Includes weekly volunteer experiences under the direction of the Student Outreach Director. Ministry areas include evangelism, discipleship, and social concern. Students’ experiences are facilitated by qualified supervisors who provide accountability and feedback.

Addictions Counseling

Introduction to Counseling (CO 2001)  3 credits
Course introduces basic counseling skills. Primarily focuses on skill development with some class time devoted to counseling theory. Includes learning and practicing counseling skills in the classroom setting. Christian perspectives of counseling presented in order for students to integrate newly acquired skills into a variety of contexts.

Addictions Counseling (CO 2010)  2 credits
Course examines the roots of addictions, including substance abuse and addictions to gambling, sex, overeating, and other behaviors. Major approaches to counseling people with addictions will be considered. Attention will be paid to issues of co-existing conditions and disorders and how they complicate the healing process.

Introduction to Psychopharmacology  2 credits

Theories of Chemical Dependency  3 credits

Chemical Dependency Counseling  2 credits

Professional Issues in Chemical Dependency  3 credits

Adult Children of Dysfunction  3 credits

Diagnosis, Intervention & Treatment  3 credits

Group Process (PS 3000)  3 credits
Course covers understanding and application of principles underlying group processes. Includes group development, process of interaction, and effects of group membership. Experiential learning through participation in group assignments will help the student gain an understanding of group dynamics in work, civic, and church settings.

Integration of Psychology and Theology (PS 4004)  2 credits
Prerequisite: TH-2005

Traces the historical development of psychology from ancient Greek thought to the present. Special emphasis placed on the development of psychology as a science. Systems of psychology compared. Explores various attempts to integrate psychology and theology.

Practicum  14 credits

Free Electives

Free Electives 8 credits


Biblical Studies 33 credits

General Education 36 credits

Christian Ministry 10 credits

Addictions Counseling 40 credits

Free Electives 8 credits

Total 126 credits