The recent economic downturn has resulted in a significant increase in drug-and-alcohol problems not only on the Olympic Peninsula, but elsewhere as well. Locally, agencies have prepared programs to meet these needs, but trained counselors are in short supply. In addition, chemical dependency counselors are now required to have a more extensive educational background than ever before, adding to the problem. This is where Peninsula College can help.
Our two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree Program and our short-term proficiency certificates in Addiction Studies provide the means for individuals to meet these new educational standards as well as those of an expanding community drug-and-alcohol counseling effort. When you enroll in our program, your course of study will include courses in counseling, case management, psychology, sociology, ethics, law, physiology, and internships in a variety of work environments. Entrance to the program begins in fall or winter quarter.
Program learning outcomes are listed on individual options linked below.