Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment as supervised chemical dependency counselors, as well as advancement toward the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP and CAADE certification). Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an Associate of Arts degree in the field. Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Alcohol and Drug Studies have obtained positions as supervised chemical dependency counselors, locally and throughout California.

A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses for the certificate. In addition, students will be required to have 75% attendance in order to apply the courses toward CCAPP certification.

Required CoursesUnits
HSAD 001Introduction to Alcohol & Drug Studies (Prerequisite for other HSAD courses, offered Fall & Spring)3
HSAD 002Intro to Human Services Counseling3
HSAD 004Personal & Professional Growth2
HSAD 024Law/Ethics: Community Resources3
HSAD 036Counseling Diverse Populations (See item #3 under Requirements for Internship)3
HSAD 020Biomedical Pharmacology3
HSAD 022Case Management3
HSAD 030Individual, Group & Family Counseling3
HSAD 034Dual Diagnosis3
Internship/Practicum (Fall & Spring)
HSAD 032AAlcohol & Drug: Supervised Practicum I2
HSAD 032BAlcohol & Drug: Supervised Practicum II2
HSAD 033AAlcohol & Drug Supervised Internship I1
HSAD 033BAlcohol & Drug Supervised Internship II1
HSAD 095BAlcohol and Drug Work Experience (Maximum of 4 units may be used for work experience.)2, 2

These courses prepare students for the certification options. Below are agencies that provide state accepted certification. Please contact the agencies directly with specific questions.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE)