What will I learn?

The associate degree program in addiction studies provides students with a broad general education while integrating an in-depth exploration of the skills and knowledge to work with people who have addiction problems. This degree will contribute significantly to those who want to work in occupational fields such as social services, criminal justice, youth services, education, clergy, nursing, and human resources. Earning this degree may also facilitate the student’s transfer to a four-year college or university. Students who wish to transfer must consult with program faculty and college counselors to ensure that the requirements for transfer to appropriate institutions are met. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however, the units are only counted once. To earn an associate in science degree, students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher.

Students completing the program will be able to...

A. compare and contrast the prevalence, impact, and cost of substance use, abuse, and dependence to the individual and society.

B. identify the general terminology related to addiction and recovery.

C. analyze common family patterns of behavior and the influence addiction has within the family system.

D. describe ways addiction affects family systems.

Which department am I in?

Division of Biological and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$7,728.00 per year
Tuition and fees based on 12 units
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill Campus,

321 Golf Club Road,

PLEASANT HILL,

California,

94523, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A student is eligible for admission if he or she has graduated from a regionally accredited high school, or is 18 years of age or older and is no longer in high school, or has passed the State of California Certificate of Proficiency Test (CHSPE) or the General Educational Development Test (GED).

English proficiency

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) - 61
  • Paper based TOEFL (PBT)- 500
  • IELTS - Academic test - 5.5
  • ITEP - 3.5
  • IEC (International Education Center) - Completion of Adv. B level certificate
  • ELS Centers - Completion of EAP Level 109 certificate

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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