Chemical Addiction Studies
This program prepares students to address the growing issues related to substance use and addictive disorders. The Addiction Studies coursework provides excellent training to students seeking employment in a broad range of professional areas such as community health, nursing, psychology, social work, and more.
Every course in this certificate can be completed online and remotely. Students who complete this 25-credit program can pursue their Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) license and graduate ready to meet Montana's growing need for addiction counselors.
Addiction Studies Coursework:
|Addictions and Diversity
|Gambling and Gaming Disorders in Addiction Counseling
|Pharmacology and Addiction
|Co-Occuring Dissorders Assessment/Treatment
|Fundamentals of Substance Abuse and Addiction
|Addiction Assessment/Documentation/Treatment Planning
|Substance Abuse Counseling I
|Advanced Assessment/Treatment Planning
|Substance Abuse Counseling II
Academic Options & Employment:
- The Addiction Studies Certificate meets the required 330 hours of addiction education.
- Combine the Addiction Studies CTS with a General Studies Certificate to complete an Associate of Arts degree.
- Substance abuse counselors positions are expected to grow 23% through 2030, much faster than the national average.
- About 41,000 openings for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
- In May 2020, median pay for substance abuse counselors is $47,660 per year.