Substance Use Disorder CounselingAssociates in Applied Sciences

Educational Requirements

The curriculum is devoted to job-related subjects and tasks, which will enable you to focus solely on the major areas of interest and employment skills development.

Campuses are conveniently located and offer a flexible schedule of morning, afternoon, evening, and online classes.

Through the unique, InterCoast experience, you will be equipped to meet the highest expectations of your future employers through the course of study available. Don’t settle for less!

Caring Instructors

The InterCoast faculty is comprised of experienced industry veterans who possess job-related knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in teaching. They are sensitive to your needs as a student and concerned for your progress. You will work with current resource materials, and learn counseling theories inside an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Degree Requirements

16 General Education Credits Credit
BIO101 Human Biology   3
ENG101 College English   3
MAT101 College Mathematics   3
PRO100 Professional Development   4
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   3
51 Core Credits Credit
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology   3
PSY201 Developmental Psychology   3
AOD111 AOD Counseling Intro & Overview / Law & Ethics   5
AOD112 Physiology & Pharmacology of AOD / Personal Growth for Counselors   5
AOD113 Case Management   5
AOD114 Practice & Theory of Counseling   5
AOD115 Treatment & Relapse Prevention   5
AOD116 Professional Growth for Counselors   2
AOD220 Adolescent AOD Treatment & Prevention   2
MHR101 Community Mental Health   3
MHR102 Sexual Abuse, Trauma & Recovery / Crisis Identification & Resolution   3
AOD117 Clinical & Supervision I   4
AOD118 Clinical & Supervision II   6


*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11

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InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associates degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students.


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