Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Program Level - Undergraduate certificate

Program Length - 49 weeks


How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and Fees: $1,722
Books and Supplies: $2,636
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

What other costs are there for this program?

This fee is required of all students who park on campus at the following rates:

Auto Permits: $35.00
Motorcycle Permits: $17.50
Carpool Permits: $30.00

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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financial options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: *
  • Private education loans: *
  • Institutional financing plan: *

* There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

Jobs related to this program

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Additional Information

Upon completion of the certificate of achievement or associate degree, students may be eligible for entry level employment as alcohol and/or drug abuse counselors. However the state of California requires additional credentialing in order to maintain employment in this field. Persons hired as alcohol/drug counselors have five years to become fully certified and most employers will want counselors to be certified within a year of being hired. California does not license alcohol and drug abuse counselors at this time. Certification is accomplished through private credentialing organizations that are nationally approved and approved by the State of California. The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program relates to two certifying organizations: The California Association of Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) and the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). CAADE offers certification as a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) and CAADAC offers certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC). Both organizations offer several levels of certification depending on experience and academic achievement. There are four other counselor certifying organizations in California. Students who complete the certificate of achievement in AODS will have met the educational requirements of all certifying organizations.


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 49 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 49 weeks.

* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job replacement rate for student who completed this program is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.