Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC)

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree

The substance abuse and addiction counseling program at Spokane Falls Community 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. SFCC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award3
Associate's Degree10

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male4
Female9

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black1
White11

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling program at Spokane Falls Community College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

  • Spokane, WA
    • Total Employment: 250
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.87
    • Average Annual Salary: $39,240

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

  • Spokane, WA
    • Total Employment: 320
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.08
    • Average Annual Salary: $48,000

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (B)
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling (B)

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (A)

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)

Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C,A)

Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (A)

Pierce College at Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C,A)

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  • Phone: (509) 533-3229

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