Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Program Length:
2.9 Semesters
Alcohol And Other Drug Studies
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies Certificate of Achievement

The Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) major addresses a wide range of issues in the field of substance use and abuse through its degree and certificate course work. Students vary from recent high school graduates to working professionals with advanced college degrees. Students are able to apply and integrate their academic learning through required practicum experiences in various public and private agencies, institutions and businesses. The AODS Program exceeds the minimal standards for AODS Programs established by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These standards were identified by State of California legislation as meeting the educational requirements for counselor certification. Degree and certificate completers qualify to apply for state certification as a substance abuse counselor. Completion of the AOD program will assist students in obtaining entry-level employment, job promotion/salary increases or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Required Courses: Units
AOD151 Alcohol and Other Drugs: Overview 3
AOD153 Physiology and Pharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs 3
AOD158 AOD Practicum and Preparation 1.5
AOD164 Field Placement and Practicum Seminar I 1.5
AOD165 Field Placement and Practicum Seminar II 1.5
AOD197A Alcohol and Other Drug Studies Program Practicum 4-8
HUS152 Basic Skills for Human Service Workers 3
HUS154 Fundamentals of Interviewing and Counseling 3
HUS155 Group Leadership and Group Process 3
HUS156 Case Management and Documentation 3
HUS157 Co-Occurring Disorders and Mental Health Issues 2
HSU159 Intervention Theory and Techniques 2
HUS160 Law, Ethics, and Human Services 2
HUS161 Introduction to Family Counseling Approaches 3
HUS162 Community Prevention Theory and Practice 3
HUS163 Professional Competency and Growth 2
Total Certificate Units 40.5-44.5

Career and Labor Statistics for Northern California

Additional Information

Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017: 0

Alcohol and Other Drug Studies - Student Learning Outcomes

Alcohol and Other Drug Studies - Certificate Requirements 

Gainful Employment Template

Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
•The percentage of completers with student debt;
•The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
•The amount of Federal student loan debt;
•The amount of Private loan debt;
•The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
•The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;

This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.