Our students get hands-on experience with personal faculty interaction.
We provide the professional education you need to meet a growing need for professionals skilled in addiction counseling and prevention.
A bachelor's degree in addiction counseling and prevention enables an addiction counselor or prevention specialist to provide the highest quality of counseling to individuals dealing with substance abuse or substance dependence. In addition, completion of the degree meets the academic standards for the state of South Dakota. For those outside South Dakota, individuals should contact their state addiction and prevention certification/licensure board to assure courses meet requirements for certification. Requirements may differ from state to state.
Our certificate program consists of 27 credit hours that prepare addiction and prevention professionals to meet the specialized academic course requirements for South Dakota certification. The required course work for the undergraduate certificate in addiction counseling and prevention can be applied toward a bachelor's degree.
Our program is accredited through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission.
A degree in Addiction Counseling and Prevention can lead to a number of careers in a number of work environments.
From an active student organization to intership opportunities, our students stay engaged outside the classroom.
Students with the ACP degree or online certificate are meeting a growing need for entry-level professionals in a variety of settings.