Addiction & Diversity Counseling

The Addiction and Diversity Counseling degree prepares a student for counseling in an agency or institution which provides treatment for individuals who suffer from addiction. This degree also serves as a foundation for a Bachelor’s Degree in any Human Service related field, as well as in the Chemical Dependency field.

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Program Outcomes

Develop professional relationship that empowers the individual to use their own problem solving skills
Apply skills to the development of treatment interventions and care plans.
Demonstrate confidentially, advocacy with professional and ethical standards.
Adhere to a respectful relationship with staff, clients, families, and communities in a culturally competent manner
“Demonstrate assessment, knowledge, skills and strategies for clients with substance abuse and mental health

Course Requirements

Degree: Associate of Science

Credit Hours Required: 65

    Required Professional Courses 24 Credits
    ADC 115 Introduction to Alcohol Use and Abuse – 3 credits

    ADC 116 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse – 3 credits

    ADC 223 Ethics for the Alcohol and Drug Professional – 3 credits

    ADC 227 Alcohol and Drug Group Counseling – 3 credits

    ADC 234 Native American and Substance Abuse – 3 credits

    ADC 256 Counseling Families with Alcohol or Other Drug Issues – 3 credits

    ADC 261 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Continuum – 3 credits

    ADC 296 Treatment Internship – 3 credits

    General Education Requirements 41 Credits
    English/Communications – 6 credits

    Math/Science – 7 credits

    Humanities – 3 credits

    Social Science (Must be ADC 141 and DKT 140) – 6 credits

    Dakota Studies – 6 credits

    Computer Science – 3 credits

    General Education – 4 credits

    General Education Courses 6 (Must be ADC 230 and ADC 244) – 6 credits

    Degree Requirements 65 Credits
    Professional Requirements – 24 credits

    General Education Requirements – 41 credits

Tuition & Fees

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.

Cost to complete the program within normal time (based on 15 credits per semester for five semesters)

Tuition – $8,125

Registration Fee – $250

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) – $150

Library Usage/Email Account Fee – $150

Building Usage Fee – $125

Technical Fee – $450

Books and Supplies (estimate) – $3,000

Graduation Fee – $40

Activity Fee – $150

Total – $12,440*

Course Catalog

The course catalog provides course schedule and detailed descriptions.
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