Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program Practicum

Practicum information:

  • Students must be admitted to the college and indicate Alcohol and Drug Counseling Associates (AS) or Certificate degree as their major.
  • Students who have questions regarding practicum placements are encouraged to talk with RCTC ADC program lead and faculty.
    • Students may not start their practicum until they have completed all prerequisite guidelines, met with their RCTC-ADC instructor, and received written permission from them to enroll in that class.
  • Students are encouraged to purchase personal liability insurance.
  • Students will work under the guidance of a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor or other qualified professional, while in their practicums.
  • Students must comply with all licensing, college, and internship site policies, statutes, rules and regulations while interning or they may be discharged from the program or practicum site.
  • Students must pass a MN background check / study prior to starting their practicum.
  • Students are required to find their own practicum placement.
    • Practicum sites may also conduct additional background checks at a state or federal level which the students must pass.
    • Practicum sites usually only take interns who have similar philosophical theories and lifestyles as their agency.