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DIVISION CHAIR

Gerald Ludwig

(310) 287-4434
LudwigER@WLAC.edu

 

OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

CE 212
M & Th: x

 

COURSE ADVISORS

Dr. Carrie Canales
(310) 287-4588
CanalesC@wlac.edu

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Alcohol & Drug Studies

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 2104.00
  • CERTIFICATE: Major Code 2104.40

 

LEARN MORE about the field of Substance Abuse Counseling - Opportunities, Training Needed and Pay

Alcohol & Drug Studies is now a part of the Career Studies Division

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE...

In as little as 2 years, you can prepare to help others find a new direction in their lives and begin the road to recovery.
 
Career Options Include: Inpatient Treatment Centers; Outpatient Treatment Centers; Hospitals; Recovery Homes; Halfway Houses; Methadone Clinics
 
Students interested in this area may also be interested in the Psychology major.
 
 

The Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in Alcohol & Drug Studies is primarily designed for vocational education and workforce training/development. 
 
The coursework indicated below will prepare students with all necessary classes to take the written licensing exam for either the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) or the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Several classes may be used for continuing education credit for clinical or Alcohol and Drug licenses. Not all classes are offered every semester but do alternate each semester. 
 
Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university may consider the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Students should consult the Transfer Center or the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.
 

The Certificate

Students may also earn a Certificate of Achievement in Alcohol & Drug Studies by completing the 36 unit course requirements listed below. This certificate will prepare students with all necessary classes to take the written licensing exam for either the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) or the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Several classes may be used for continuing education credit for Clinical or Alcohol & Drug licenses or public safety professions. Not all classes are offered every semester but do alternate each semester. 
 

CSU & UC Transferable Classes

are also eligible for credit transfers to the Cal State University campuses. Three courses transfer to both the Cal State (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses. 
 
Eligible for transfer to UC/CSU
  • Psych 1: Geneal Psychology
  • Psych 14: Abnormal Psychology
  • Soc 1: Introduction to Sociology
 
Eligible for transfer to CSU
  • Psych 37: Psychology of Codependency and Family Systems
  • Psych 43: Principles of Group Dynamics
  • Psych 63: Alcohol / Drug Studies: Prevention & Education
  • Psych 64: Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Psych 65: Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment & Recovery
  • Psych 67: Counseling Techniques for the Chemically Addicted
  • Psych 68: Biopsychology of Chemical Dependency