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Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor

Study Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Azusa Pacific University

We'll help you graduate ready to join an ever-expanding field with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a certified alcohol drug counselor (CADC). We’ll also prepare you to successfully achieve California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) certification after graduation. You’ll grow in competence supported by rigorous coursework and practicums.

Program at a Glance

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 24


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Develop the skills to counsel individuals with alcohol and drug addictions.
  • Integrate faith and compassion within a counseling vocation.
  • Establish the knowledge to gain CCAPP certification after graduation. 

By the Numbers

22 % Projected employment growth of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors by 2031
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Program Details

The minor in alcohol and drug counseling prepares students to pursue alcohol and drug counselor credentialing with the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Students who finish this minor complete the educational requirements for certified alcohol and drug counselors, and have the foundational knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to join this ever-expanding field that allows for bachelor-level entry.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  
  • The Department of Psychology is an approved California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) education provider for Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

Career Outlook and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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