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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Addiction Counseling Program will teach you the special counseling and interpersonal skills you need to work with individuals troubled by alcohol and drug abuse. MCTC's program, the largest in the state, is taught by faculty with decades of clinical experience. You will learn how to counsel individuals as well as groups, highlighting different techniques and emphasizing the importance of interpersonal and cross-cultural communications. During the program you will receive extensive hands-on training through one of the many internships available at alcohol-and drug-specific agencies. *NOTE: As of July 1, 2008, minimum qualifications for licensure have changed. Bachelor's degrees in any field and MCTC diploma requirements will be required for permit licensure. An associate degree in Addiction Counseling will allow graduates to apply for a temporary permit to work in the field for no more than five years until a bachelor's degree is obtained.

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Mental Health Counselors

  • Median wage: $21.54/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Median wage: $23.37/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

  • Median wage: $22.04/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

  • Median wage: $15.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: admissions.office@minneapolis.edu