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Addiction Treatment Services Minor-18 credits

Student must successfully complete CAS 154 prior to be accepted into the Addiction Treatment Services minor.

The minor and certificate programs in addiction treatment services will provide two alternatives for students. The minor, available to all students, is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction treatment field as a supplement to their major. These students will complete all courses with the exception of CAS 464-Internship. The minor will consist of 18 credits for these students. The minor with certificate program will be for students who intend to work as CADC’s (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors) or intend become involved in the prevention sciences field. They will complete the same courses as well as a three to six credit internship. Therefore, the certificate program will consist of 21-24 credits for these students.

The curriculum is designed to lead a student from largely didactic and knowledge-based classroom experience to increasing practical application of theory through experiential classroom activities, supervised practice, observation in clinical settings, and practice in clinical settings. The culminating activity, for those students who wish to be CADC’s, is the internship, which will occur in accredited alcohol and other drug treatment programs or prevention services agencies.

To apply for the undergraduate minor and/or certificate program in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services, complete the following application form.  Note: local students must register for the in-person section of this course. Exceptions require approval of the academic program coordinator.

minor app


  • CAS 154: Problems of Substance Abuse and Addiction (3 credits)*
  • CAS 254: Signs and Symptoms of Addiction (3 credits)
  • CAS 255 Substance Abuse Prevention (3 credits)
  • CAS 354 Screening and Client Engagement (3 credits)
  • CAS 355 Individual and Group Treatment of Addiction (3 credits)
  • CAS 454 Assessment and Case Management (3 credits)

If you are seeking a certificate, in addition to a minor, you will need to complete the following internship:

  • CAS 464 Practicum in Addiction Treatment and Prevention
    (For students who wish to become Certified please download and complete the Internship Application Form )
    (3-6 credits)

*CAS 640: Models of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery in Addiction is available for graduate students and grad specials in place of CAS 154.