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The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program prepares graduates for careers as addiction counselors by providing students with 19 credits of specific alcohol and drug (ADC) related coursework in the required 12 core competency areas (foundation theory, pharmacology, ethics, multicultural, co-occurring, screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling skills, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, record keeping, and consultation) needed for licensure application with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Furthermore, the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program provides students with the required 880 hours of practicum experience needed to apply for licensure with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. The program is designed for students who want to learn more about chemical dependency issues and / or who desire a career working with chemically dependent people. Upon successful completion of the AS- Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program at RCTC, students are eligible to sit for the IC&RC national exam and apply for at least a temporary license with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health Therapy.
For those individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field completion of RCTC’s Alcohol & Drug Program will allow you to apply for full licensure status with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy . RCTC’s program does not license a student as an alcohol and drug counselor. However, it does provide the minimum college coursework and practicum opportunities needed to apply for licensure in the State of Minnesota.
Last Updated: October 21, 2014