Program: Alcohol & Drug Studies

Overview

Alcohol & Drug Studies

The Alcohol and Drug Studies program at Long Beach City College provides students with the opportunity to fulfill state approved certification requirements of California for job placement and workforce development. 

Career Opportunities

Students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to transfer to upper-division programs in social work or human services and be eligible to become employed at the paraprofessional entry level in serving alcohol and drug clients. 

The Associate Degree will prepare students for an entry-level position in the human services/alcohol and drug treatment field and for career advancement for those already employed in these occupations. 

The Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position in the alcohol/drug treatment field. This certificate fulfills the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Studies (CAADE) and the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Studies Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) academic and work experience requirements. Additional work experience plus passing their test will lead students to become Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC). 

The Certificate of Accomplishment for (Co-Occurring Disorder) will prepare students for work with a specialized population of AOD clients.

Associate in Arts (AA), Alcohol & Drug Studies

This Associate Degree will prepare students for an entry-level position in the human services/alcohol and drug treatment field and for career advancement for those already employed in these occupations. Students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to transfer to upper division programs in social work or human services and be eligible to become employed at the paraprofessional entry level in serving alcohol and drug clients. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Develop a psychosocial treatment plan for a client. 
  • Synthesize the theories and principles of drug and alcohol clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation, and professional/ethical responsibilities. 

Certificate of Achievement, Alcohol & Drug Studies

The Alcohol and Drug Studies program integrates theory and practical experience in developing skills necessary to work with the alcohol and drug abuse population, as well as with families and employers of chemically dependent persons. Completion of the Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies fulfills the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Studies (CAADE) academic and work experience requirements. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Co-occurring Disorders – Level One

Completing this certificate will give students the knowledge, training, and skills needed to identify, assess and refer affected individuals who have both substance abuse and mental health issues to appropriate treatment. The Co-occurring Disorders – Level One Certificate is a compliment to all of the Human Services certificates. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Alcohol & Chemical Dependency

Completion of this certificate will provide students with the knowledge, training, and skills needed to identify, assess and refer affected individuals with substance abuse issues to appropriate treatment.