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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5548

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree

The substance abuse and addiction counseling program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers as counselors in drug detoxification centers, half-way houses, correctional institutions, and more. The program focuses on preventing substance abuse, counseling individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and performing intervention and therapeutic services. Program courses include: psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, professional standards and ethics, and applicable laws and regulations. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer substance abuse and addiction counseling degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CPTC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate6
    Associate's Degree2

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male2
    Female6

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Black3
    White4

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling program at Clover Park Technical College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

  • Description:

    Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 27.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 760
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.21
      • Average Annual Salary: $39,960
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 190
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.28
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,110

Mental Health Counselors

  • Description:

    Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, mental health counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 36.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,700
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.57
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,870
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 560
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.76
      • Average Annual Salary: $43,180

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Programs in Washington

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Pierce College District 11

Lakewood, WA
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental Health Technician (C,A)
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Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (A)
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Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C)
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Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C)
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Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
Type: Community College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
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Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C,A)
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Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (A)
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Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
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Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
Type: Community College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C,A)
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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
Type: Community College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)