What will I learn?

The Community Social Services program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level professional positions in the social services, as well as some of the other human services. The Substance Abuse program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level paraprofessional positions providing counseling, case management, crisis management, and relapse prevention services to substance abuse clients. Both programs also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, offer further training for persons already employed, or provide students the opportunity to explore for vocational choice. The Substance Abuse program requirements comply with CAADE (California Association on Alcohol and Drug Education) guidelines.

The two majors in this program, Community Social Services and Substance Abuse, are both offered for the Associate degree and the certificate. To qualify for the AA degree in either major, student must satisfactorily complete the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements.

Which department am I in?

Merritt College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$7,950.00 per year
USD $265 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 25 January 2021

Venue

Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive,

OAKLAND,

California,

94619, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school) in a recognised institution. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

For international students

Students must have a High School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school)

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 1; Summer - April 1; Fall - June 1.

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About this uni

Over the last 5 years, Peralta Colleges Foundation has awarded $700,000 to make higher education accessible for international students.

  • Degree programmes transferrable to universities like Harvard
  • Provides over 80 Career and Technical Education courses
  • Over 30,000 students from more than 90 different countries
  • A number of health services are available across its colleges