Make a career out of making a difference.
We all want a career that is just as rewarding personally as it is professionally. Our Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate provides students with the professional counseling skills needed to help someone overcome an addiction. Potential career paths include a variety of human service professions that will allow you to make a difference each and every day. Alcohol and drug counselors, MFTs, LCSWs and R.N.s are just a few of the professionals that benefit highly from this program.
Upon completion of this program, students will have the opportunity to be certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) – formerly the CAADAC.
At A Glance
Average Completion Time2 years
Cost$550-$600 per course
Admission CycleFall and Spring Semesters
Next Application DeadlineSpring 2024: December 15, 2023
LaMar Mayes '19
The Drug and Alcohol Program prepared me not just for a job, but for a career. The program counselors, teachers, and instructors helped me every day. They are still with me today. If I get lost they keep me on track.
How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines
The Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate program at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:
Complete application (paper based - available here)
Write a short essay about your past experiences (essay requirements available here)
Applicants must provide one of the following documents:
High school transcripts with graduation posted
High school diploma
Proof of GED completion
$35 application fee
All materials should be submitted to:
CSU Bakersfield Extended Education
9001 Stockdale Highway – 30 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Fall 2023 Admission:
August 1, 2023
Spring 2024 Admission:
December 15, 2023
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