Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Certificate

Program Description

The Certificate Program consists of eleven courses designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of substance abuse counseling at a professional level. All courses provide extension credit or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses and teachers, if needed. ADX 300 and ADX 301 courses may be taken on an individual basis without formal entrance into the Certificate Program.


The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program provides students with the educational and practical requirements for becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). The practicum courses provide for on-the-job training in a variety of settings. Six courses in the certificate may transfer into the core curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Program.


Applicants should have completed at least two years of college or have at least two years of work experience in a health or human service agency. If applicant is a recovering substance abuser, two years of continuous sobriety is required.

Career Possibilities

The program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at a professional level. The Certificate is widely recognized by alcoholism and substance abuse treatment centers and hospitals.