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Substance Use Disorder Counseling Studies Program (SUD)

Preparing students for entry-level employment as a Substance Use Disorder Counselors

Length of Program:

40 Weeks – 840 Institutional Clock Hours –
25 Credit Hours 5 Days Per week Monday to Friday
Morning Class: 8:00am-12:30pm
Evening Class: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Weekend Class: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Award: Certificate

This program will prepare those seeking a career as an entry-level Substance Use Disorder Counselor. The program’s goal is to provide the alcohol and drug treatment field with knowledgeable and skilled counselors. The objectives are to meet the requirements and demand for certified counselors, to secure training-related employment, and to provide the student with opportunities for advancement. The 12 core functions of counseling including case management, basic counseling skills and methods, chemical dependency and the family, ethics and the law, treating special populations, counselor growth and burnout prevention, therapeutic theories and techniques and relapse prevention. A graduate that has proven his or her skills by completing our supervised practicum and has successfully passed the written examination of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) can apply to be a Registered Alcohol and Drug Trainee Level II (RADT-II) as set forth by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (formally, California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)).

Course#Course TitleTotal HoursUnits
SUD 101Introduction and Overview903.0
SUD 102Physiology and Pharmacology903.0
SUD 103Law and Ethics903.0
SUD 104Case Management903.0
SUD 105Group and Family Counseling903.0
SUD 106Personal and Professional Growth903.0
SUD 107Supervised Practicum (TAP 21)451.0
SUD 108Clinically Supervised Internship2556.0