Alcohol & Drug Counseling Certificate


A certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling provides students with an exposure to the entry-level knowledge, skills, and attitudes involved in treating individuals who deal with chemical dependency. Coursework focuses on theories of chemical dependency, pharmacology, professional and ethical responsibilities, multicultural aspects of chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, and the core functions of alcohol and drug counselors. Coursework meets the educational requirements of Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors in Minnesota as defined by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.

Requirements for acceptance into the certificate program:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a regionally-accredited institution
  • Apply and be accepted as a student to NCU
  • Completion of PSYC125 General Psychology or its equivalent

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