Addiction Counselor - Associate in Applied Science Degree
Combining traditional, theoretical, and experiential learning, the Addiction Counselor Training Program offers students the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. KCKCC's open learning environment, with scheduling and advising tailored to needs of both working professionals and traditional students, allows students the opportunity to develop personalized styles for the active learner.
Through satisfactory completion, students gain education and skills required in the treatment environment, with course work geared toward National Exams. To be licensed as an addiction counselor in the state of Kansas, applicants must earn a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a human services-related field. KCKCC, in conjunction with our 2+2 programs with other colleges and universities, is uniquely positioned with its lower fees and smaller class sizes to assist the student as they work to fulfill many of the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board academic requirements as well as those of the state of Missouri. Degreed individuals holding a 4-year degree in a related field may pursue a certificate program through core addiction counseling courses in Addiction Studies in order to be eligible for licensure. (See the Program Coordinator for the latest certification and licensure requirements.)
Program applicants include individuals desiring to obtain their first degree, counselors working in a treatment facility, private practice, juvenile or adult probation/parole officers, counselors in mental health or community agencies, employee assistance professionals, or coordinators of substance abuse prevention services, as well as counselors or teachers in secondary and post secondary educational institutions.
Note: Students should observe the "See course description" footnotes that appear throughout the following programs. Many courses in these programs have prerequisites.
Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.
Dr. Cherilee Walker - Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Michael James- Program Coordinator