Alcohol and Drug Counseling

at Rochester Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 25
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate prepares graduates for licensure with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC). The certificate is designed for students who want to learn more about chemical dependency issues and/or whom desire a career as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Students gain valuable classroom knowledge in 12 core areas of addiction counseling theory, practice, and skill development. Through the required practicum placements in a licensed chemical dependency facility students gain valuable and necessary practical experience under the supervision of a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor or other qualified professional. The certificate does not license a student as an alcohol and drug counselor. It does provide the minimum college coursework and practicum opportunities needed to apply for LADC licensure in the State of Minnesota. Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate at RCTC, students are eligible to sit for the IC&RC national exam and apply for LADC licensure with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral & Health.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

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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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E. Rochester, MN 55904 Toll-Free: (800) 247-1296 Local: (507) 285-7265 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: getinfo@rctc.roch.edu