Make a Difference


TVCC's Addiction Studies program offers the chance to truly make an impact and help individuals and families who seek assistance in the addiction treatment and recovery process. 

We've designed this program to help you learn to:

  • Demonstrate skills necessary for counseling intervention for the individual and/or his/her family
  • Describe and demonstrate the process and technology used to screen and assess for addictions
  • Describe and relate the connection between the physiological self and how that contributes to the addictive process
  • Identify and demonstrate the potential secondary family victims as a result of the drug use and abuse of a partner and/or parent
    Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for professionals in the field of addiction


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Addiction Studies
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This degree prepares student for employment as human services paraprofessionals with a specialty in the area of chemical dependency. Employment opportunities include positions as entry-level counselors or human services specialists in human services agencies, healthcare facilities, prisons or educational institutions. In order to obtain an Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) and/or Idaho Student Addiction Studies (ISAS) certificate, students must complete specific coursework and supervised practicum, students will be expected to pass a criminal background check. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed to transfer to four-year institutions, although some courses are transferable. Student who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate.