Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree at Los Angeles City College

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree

The substance abuse and addiction counseling program at Los Angeles City 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 California 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. Los Angeles City College has offered the following program levels for students:

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

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award14
Associate's Degree6

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male9
Female11

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black7
Hispanic7
White2
Multiple Races1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling program at Los Angeles City 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 22.3% from 2014 to 2024

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, mental health counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.6% from 2014 to 2024

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 California

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,...)

Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

West Los Angeles College

Culver City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 76 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

Pierce College

Woodland Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 32 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

InterCoast Colleges - Carson

Carson, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

InterCoast Colleges - West Covina

West Covina, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
73%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
28:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,261