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Addiction Studies

The Addiction Studies Program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to begin the certification process for and work in California drug treatment settings. It also provides opportunities for general knowledge about addiction and addiction treatment. The program leads to an Associate’s Degree in Addictions Studies or a Certificate of Achievement.

Career Opportunities

With sufficient hours of clinical practice and successful completion of the CATC examination entry level employment as a certified addiction counselor in addiction treatment practice in the public and private sector may be available.


• Understanding of the addiction process
• Acquiring and practice of counseling skills

Note to transfer students:

Many four year institutions do not offer a specialized major in this field. Seek the assistance of a guidance counselor if you plan to transfer..

For Additional Information

For more information regarding the Addiction Studies Program or registration, call (209) 384-6120 or visit the Lesher Student Services Center to speak to a counselor.

Addiction Studies Coordinator
Joel Murphy
(209) 381-6595