Substance Abuse Counseling – Nationally Accredited

Substance Abuse Counseling – Nationally Accredited

Degree & Certificate


COURSES OFFERED EACH SEMESTERSubstance Abuse Counseling Post-Degree Certificate VIEW HERE



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The Mohave Community College Substance Abuse Counseling Online School is one of only 29 in the country to receive prestigious accreditation through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission.  MCC students are educated in addiction counseling standards accepted in states across the country.  

At MCC, the Substance Abuse Counseling coursework is self-paced, which means you have the ability to finish your degree or professional certificate much sooner than in a typical classroom setting.  As soon as you prove you know the class material, you move forward. You do not have to wait for the rest of the students in your class to catch up. Employers also find this competency based education very valuable, because they know you have proven a mastery of the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

Professional Licensure and Certification

Successful completion of this program could lead to professional licensure or certification within the state of Arizona and many others. View this state guide to identify other states in which the MCC Substance Abuse Counseling requirements fulfill educational guidelines for professional licensure and certification.

Post Degree Certificate

The Substance Abuse Counseling Post-Degree Certificate (SACPC) is designed for working professionals interested in advancing their careers. This certificate provides the substance abuse coursework required by most states for certification or licensure after the completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health Sciences. There is an increasing demand for Behavioral Health professionals seeking education, certification, and/or licensure in substance abuse counseling as research indicates how pervasive substance abuse is in the treatment-seeking population. This certificate is 100% competency-based which allows students to study and progress through the certificate at their own pace. 

Associate Degree

The AA in Substance Abuse Counseling prepares you to help people with job readiness knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be successful in the helping professions. Acquire paraprofessional competencies applicable to the substance abuse treatment field and many other behavioral health professions. Learn about theories as they apply to working with clients, skills needed to apply the theories, and cultivate an understanding of how substance use disorders develop in individuals as well as how treatment is designed to meet their individual needs. This degree is especially useful for those wanting to work in the field of substance abuse or mental health treatment as soon as possible.

The AA in Substance Abuse Counseling also serves as a solid foundation for those wanting to go directly to a bachelor’s degree before working in the field. Stand above the competition when applying for behavioral jobs by having a solid foundation in substance abuse knowledge, for, as you will learn, there is a large co-occurring disorder rate and those with knowledge of substance abuse are highly sought after in behavioral health.

Competency Based

Substance Abuse Counseling courses are competency-based in a self-paced environment. Working one-on-one with the instructor each course must be completed within the semester and may be completed sooner for those who can work through the material at a quicker pace. Courses are offered sequentially and the instructor will facilitate your transition from one course to another. All work requires students to earn 80% or higher to ensure competency or mastery is achieved. The development of a good working relationship with the instructor is necessary in this competency based program, as regular contact is required throughout the duration of your course work to facilitate your successful completion.


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