Addiction Studies (formerly Alcohol & Drug Studies)
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.
- ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 2104.00
- CERTIFICATE: Major Code 2104.40
- DEGREE / CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
- ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
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The Associate Degree
The Associate of Arts degree in Addiction 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 Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Several classes may be used for continuing education credit for CA clinical or addiction licenses or public safety professions.
Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university should consult the Transfer Center or the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.
Students may also earn a Certificate of Achievement in Addiction 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 Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Several classes may be used for continuing education credit for CA clinical or addiction licenses or public safety professions. Most classes are offered every other semester, and a few are offered every semester.
CSU & UC Transferable Classes
Three psychology courses transfer to both the Cal State (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses.
Eligible for transfer to UC/CSU
- Psych 1: General Psychology
- Psych 14: Abnormal Psychology
- Soc 11: Race and Ethnic Relations
Eligible for transfer to CSU
- ADDICST 1: Understanding Addiction and Counseling
- ADDICST 2 Biopsychology of Chemical Dependency: Drugs, Behavior, & Health.
- ADDICST 4: Addiction Counselor Training (Laws and Ethics)
- ADDICST 5 Principles of Group Dynamics
- ADDICST 7: Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery
- ADDICST 10: Addiction and The Family
- ADDICST 16: Continuing Recovery: Specific Strategies and Basic Skills
- ADDICST 84: Fieldwork Practicum
- ADDICST 85: Advanced Fieldwork Practicum
Health Sciences & Kinesiology DIVISION CHAIR
Dr. Carrie Canales
Phone: (310) 287-4588