Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree at Pierce College District 11

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree

The substance abuse and addiction counseling program at Pierce College District 11 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. Pierce College District 11 has offered the following degree levels for students:

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

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate0
Less Than Two-Year Award0
Associate's Degree0

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

Upon completion of the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling program at Pierce College District 11, 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 & 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

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.65
    • Average Annual Salary: $38790
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 170
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.19
    • Average Annual Salary: $44070

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

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.60
    • Average Annual Salary: $42850
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.93
    • Average Annual Salary: $47690

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,...)

Pierce College at Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental Health Technician (C)

Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

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

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

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

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

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

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

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

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 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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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,468