NCU's Alcohol & Drug Counseling Program Receives Full Approval

Date: September 17, 2009 - 2:13pm
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Minneapolis, MN – The Social & Behavior Sciences department at North Central University are excited to announce that NCU's Alcohol & Drug Counseling (ADC) program has received full approval by the MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (MBBHT). The MBBHT provides oversight for all ADC programs in the state, giving guidelines for education and training, and is the licensing agency for those individuals seeking to become Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors. This endorsement by the MBBHT certifies that NCU’s ADC program meets all state curricular and internship guidelines for education in alcohol and drug counseling, and will indicate this endorsement by including North Central on its website’s list of approved programs for becoming Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

The US Department of Labor states that the employment of such counselors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations at least through 2014, so employment opportunities are excellent. Students who desire a career in a field immediately following the completion of their undergraduate degree may be especially interested in this program. NCU had its first graduates from this program in 2009.

NCU’s ADC program has been designed for the purposes of 1) cultivating professional and practical skills necessary for successful functioning in the chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation profession, and 2) emphasizing the integration of chemical dependency theory and a Christian worldview. Work settings for graduates of this program include inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities (like Teen Challenge), detoxification facilities, half-way houses, correctional facilities, hospitals, and government facilities.

For more information on NCU’s ADC program, please contact the Administrative Assistant for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at 612.343.4140.