Addiction Studies

Are you interested in helping people with addiction?

In this program you will learn about addiction, treatment and the recovery process. You will be prepared to work in addiction counseling, youth services, social services and more. This is a great path for anyone interested in a career that helps others and gives back to the community.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The addiction studies program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

With additional education:

  • Social Worker
  • Psychiatrist

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with an addiction studies degree and/or certificate. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.