Program: Human Services - Addiction Studies

Overview

Human Services Addiction Studies

The Human Services Addiction 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. 

Accreditation Statement & Contact Info

The Human Services Addiction Studies program at LBCC is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators, 5230 Clark Ave., Lakewood, CA 90702, 707-722-2331.

Our Accreditation status with the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educations (CAADE) can be confirmed by viewing the November 8, 2017 Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California’s letter of accreditation. The college’s accreditation status is currently confirmed through October 26, 2022.

CAADE LBCC Accreditation Letter

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.

Human Services Addiction Studies (AA + Cert.) Curriculum Guide

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Human Services Addiction Studies program.

Associate in Arts (AA), Human Services Addiction 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 psycho-social 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, Human Services Addiction Studies

The Human Services Addiction 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 Human Services Addiction Studies fulfills the California Association of Alcohol & Drug Studies (CAADE) academic and work experience requirements.