Addictions Studies Certificate – Albright College

Certificate: Addictions Studies

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If you feel called to help those struggling with addiction, this School of Professional Studies certificate program may be the perfect answer.

Study a wide range of addiction-related topics, including theories and treatments of substance use disorders and addictive behaviors, family systems and addictions, addictive behaviors among special populations and assessment and counseling of those with substance use disorders or addictive behaviors. What’s more, you will learn to think critically and analytically, interact with peers and faculty constructively and hone your communication abilities – qualities that will help you stand out to potential employers.

Each seven-and-a-half-week course is fully online, giving you the flexibility you need to balance your academics with your busy life.

Average annual starting salary for counselors with this certificate

23% job growth
Employment for substance abuse and behavioral health counselors from 2020 to 2030


Expected new jobs for substance abuse, behavioral health and mental health counselors through 2030

Certification for Counseling Career Advancement

Whether you want to advance your current career as a counselor or are studying psychology and want to focus your concentration, this accelerated program will prepare you well. The courses have been designed and approved to fulfill the educational requirements to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC) or associate addiction counselor (AAC) by the Pennsylvania Certification Board – two professions that are in high demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Addictions Studies Certificate cost?
At Albright, there are no surprises. Your SPS tuition includes all fees and is priced at just $390.25 per credit or $1,561 per course. Books are not included.

How long does each course last?
Each course lasts for seven-and-a-half weeks.

How long will it take me to complete the coursework?
With our accelerated program, many students can complete the five-course program in as little as one year.

When can I start?
You have multiple opportunities per year to begin your undergraduate program in the School of Professional Studies. We offer two start dates in the fall, two in the spring and two in the summer.

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