The required curriculum for the certificate in alcohol and drug counseling comprises a 26 semester credit sequence of courses. A Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license requires completion of the 18 credits required for the certificate in addiction studies, the 880 hour practicum sequence, a bachelor’s degree, and a passing score on the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) exam. Students with bachelor’s degrees have the option of taking the practicum for graduate credit.
|HUSE 435||Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective||3|
|HUSE 445||Counseling Microskills||3|
|HUSE 450||Introduction to Addictions Counseling||3|
|HUSE 455||Pharmacology of Addictions||3|
|HUSE 460||Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders||3|
|HUSE 481||Internship in Addictions Counseling I||4|
|HUSE 485H||Professional Practice Issues and Ethics||3|
|HUSE 491||Internship in Addictions Counseling II||4|
Gainful Employment Information
Important Information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found here: https://www.bethel.edu/academics/gainful-employment/alcohol-drug-counseling/index.html
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate (LADC) Admission Requirements
The Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling program will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Adult & Professional Studies.
- Have completed at least 60 semester credits.
- Have a combined cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on previous academic work.
- Submit an essay addressing the following topic areas:
- What is your motivation for completing the program? Include life experiences that contribute to your decision to complete the program.
- What are your career goals/aspirations? How do you intend to use this education after completion of the program?
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.