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Contact: Garett StaleyTitle: Program DirectorContact: gstaley@mtsac.edu
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Technology and Health Division
Certificate T0658

In this program the student integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with persons with addiction disorders, their families, and employers. The curriculum is designed to meet the credentialing requirements of the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators and the California Consortium of Addiction Professionals. Students who complete this option qualify for employment in a variety of addiction treatment settings. 

Required Courses

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    • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

      Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

      SOC Career Code: 21-1011.00

      Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.87

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $48,889.99
      Annual Job Openings
      5,603

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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  • Alcohol & Drug Counseling, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0657

    In this program the student integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with persons with addiction disorders, their families, and employers. The curriculum is designed to meet the credentialing requirements of the California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators and the California Consortium of Addiction Professionals. Students who complete this option qualify for employment in a variety of addiction treatment settings.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AD 1Alcohol and Drug Dependency3
    AD 2Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs3
    AD 3Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery3
    AD 4Issues in Domestic Violence3
    AD 5Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education1.5
    AD 6Dual Diagnosis3
    AD 8Group Process and Leadership3
    AD 9Family Counseling3
    AD 10Case Management and Documentation3
    AD 11Techniques of Intervention and Referral3
    AD 15AIntroduction to Laws and Ethics for Addictions Counselors1
    AD 15BLaw and Ethics For Addictions Counselors1
    Variable Unit Course. Complete 4 units in 2 semesters 4
    AD 82
    Work Experience in Addiction Counseling
    Required Electives
    Select two from the following:6
    CHLD 10
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    or CHLD 10H
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    PSYC 1A
    Introduction to Psychology
    or PSYC 1AH
    Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    PSYC 19
    Abnormal Psychology
    SOC 1
    Introduction to Sociology
    or SOC 1H
    Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    SOC 2
    Contemporary Social Problems
    or SOC 2H
    Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
    SOC 4
    Introduction to Gerontology
    SOC 5
    Introduction to Criminology
    or SOC 5H
    Introduction to Criminology - Honors
    SOC 7
    Sociology of Religion
    SOC 14
    Marriage and the Family
    or SOC 14H
    Marriage and the Family - Honors
    SOC 15
    Child Development
    SOC 20
    Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
    SOC 20H
    Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
    SOC 36
    Asian American Communities
    SOC 40
    Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles
    SOC 40H
    Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles - Honors
    PSYC 1B
    Biological Psychology
    PSYC 14
    Developmental Psychology
    or PSYC 14H
    Developmental Psychology - Honors
    PSYC 15
    Introduction to Child Psychology
    PSYC 17
    Introduction to Human Services
    PSYC 20
    Introduction to Social Psychology
    PSYC 25
    The Psychology of Women
    PSYC 26
    Psychology of Sexuality
    PSYC 33
    Psychology for Effective Living
    NF 10
    Nutrition for Health and Wellness
    NF 25
    Introduction to Nutrition Science
    NF 25H
    Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
    Total Units40.5

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    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

    Eligibility Requirements:
    - File a College application and be accepted as a student at Mt. San Antonio College.
    Selection Procedures
    - All classes are open to all students who meet admission requirements and course prerequisites.
    a) Restricted Electives can be taken in conjunction with core and skills courses
    b) Refer to Schedule of Credit Classes for sequence of courses
    c) For questions, call the division office at (909) 594-5611, ext.4750
    Working environment:
    May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease,without prior notification
    May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
    Exposed to hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes
    Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
    Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
    Subject to burns and cuts
    Contact with patients having different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
    Handle emergency or crisis situations
    Subject to many interruptions
    Requires decisions/actions related to end of life issues
    Exposed to products containing latex
    Exposure to a highly charged emotional environment which can be stressful intense

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Garett StaleyTitle: Program DirectorContact: gstaley@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 67APhone: (909) 274-4911