This program emphasizes courses that enable the student to gain theoretical knowledge important for working in the field and apply concepts to meet their occupational objectives. The student will be awarded an AAS (Associate in Applied Sciences) Degree upon completing all requirements. This program provides the necessary knowledge, skill, and attitude development needed to treat alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse effectively.
The program is designed to provide students who do not have prior experience in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling with a competency-based educational program that meets the requirements for becoming an addiction counselor and provides the foundation for continuing education in counseling. General Education courses are offered online.
The program aims to provide the alcohol and drug treatment field with knowledgeable and skilled counselors.
The objective is to meet the requirement and demand for certified counselors, secure employment, and provide the student with possible advancement opportunities. Although field experience is required before becoming certified, this course exceeds the didactic and supervised fieldwork internship requirement standards of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) for future certification. For further details in receiving certification in the field of recovery and obtaining field credentials through CCAPP please visit their web-site at https://www.ccapp.us Graduates applying for future CADC-I credentials must have achieved a grade of “C” or better in all core modules.
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The curriculum is devoted to job-related subjects and tasks, which will enable you to focus solely on the major areas of interest and employment skills development.
Campuses are conveniently located and offer a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, evening, and online classes.
Through the unique, InterCoast experience, you will be equipped to meet the highest expectations of your future employers through the course of study available. Don’t settle for less!
The InterCoast faculty is comprised of experienced industry veterans who possess job-related knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in teaching. They are sensitive to your needs as a student and concerned for your progress. You will work with current resource materials, and learn counseling theories inside an atmosphere conducive to learning.