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

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  • Phone: (509) 533-3500

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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 (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award27
    Associate's Degree13

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male11
    Female29

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian1
    Hispanic3
    White33

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: 270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.81
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,050

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: 350
      • Average Hourly Rate: $24.87
      • Average Annual Salary: $51,720

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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Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
Type: Community College

8 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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Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, WA
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (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)
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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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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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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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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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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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Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, WA
Type: Community College

8 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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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)