Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer, Full- or Part-Time
Chemical Dependency — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)
Chemical Dependency — Certificate (26 credits)
The Chemical Dependency program is designed for career opportunities in entry-level positions in the field of chemical dependency counseling. You will be prepared for the written examination, which is required for state licensure. As of July 1, 2008 an individual must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to become a licensed addictions counselor. After completing Century’s Associate in Science degree in chemical dependency, you can apply for a temporary permit to practice alcohol and drug counseling while working under direct supervision of a licensed counselor and enroll in course work to complete a bachelor’s degree for a maximum of five years. An alcohol and drug counselor technician (a non-licensed position) may perform: screening to determine appropriateness and eligibility for program; intake interviews; orientation describing the general nature and goals of the program, rules, services, treatment cost and client rights.
The certificate program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree. This twenty-eight credit program will prepare you for the written examination required for state licensure.
For more information about our programs, check out our program videos at century.edu/videos.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Addictions Counselor (with bachelor's degree)
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)
Addictions Counselor (with a bachelor’s degree)
Average Wage: 21.60/hour
Top Earners: $27.93/hour
Grade of C or higher in all career/occupational courses.
Grade of C or higher in all specific MnTC/general education course requirements.
Passing the MN Human Services Background Study is required for the internships.