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Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate

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

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      Credits42.5 CEUs

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      Average Completion Time2 years

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      Cost$550-$600 per course

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      LocationCSUB Campus

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      Admission CycleFall and Spring Semesters

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      Next Application DeadlineSpring 2024: December 15, 2023

    Lamar Mayes Headshot
    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.

    Program Details

    How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines

    The Drug and Alcohol Studies Certificate program at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:

    All materials should be submitted to:

    CSU Bakersfield Extended Education
    9001 Stockdale Highway – 30 BDC
    Bakersfield, CA 93311

    Application Deadlines

    Fall 2023 Admission:
    August 1, 2023

    Spring 2024 Admission:
    December 15, 2023

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