Diablo Valley College's Addiction Studies Program will provide you with an understanding of various addictions and how to interact and help people who struggle with addiction. This is a great path for anyone interested in a career that helps others and gives back to the community.
You can learn more about the requirements in our catalog.
We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.
After completing a degree or certificate in addiction counseling, you may apply for additional credentials offered by the following state organizations:
Please note that each of these credentials require additional testing or hours in the field.
Earning any of the certificates or degrees in addiction studies, along with general education requirements, will also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.
For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Center, schedule an appointment with a counselor, or contact one of our faculty and staff members. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC.
Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.
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