This Program is designed for students seeking employment immediately upon graduation rather than providing credits to transfer to a four-year degree. Emphasis is placed on courses which enable the student to gain theoretical knowledge important for working in the field and to apply concepts to meet their occupational objectives. Upon completion of all requirements the student will be awarded an AAS (Associates in Applied Sciences) Degree. This program provides the necessary knowledge, skill and attitude development needed to be effective in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse. The program is designed to provide students that do not have prior experience in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling with a competency based educational program that meets certification standards and provides the foundation for continuing education in counseling.