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Addiction Studies

If you want to help people overcome addictions and put their lives back on track, a career as a substance-use disorder professional could be for you.

In the Addiction Studies Program, you’ll study substance use disorders and other addictions, case management, counseling, and related topics that will give you the skills and knowledge to help people who struggle with addiction. Your training will include practical experiences in the field, where you will apply your learning in a work setting.

Our classes are offered online and on-ground, and students can start in any quarter of the academic year. Many students work in the field while taking classes.

Whether you want to work in a mental health facility, treatment center, hospital or criminal justice agency, an AS degree will help you meet the growing demand for professionals in the field. SFCC offers a two-year associates degree in Addiction Studies, preparing students either to enter their chosen career directly or to transfer into a bachelor’s program.

**Bachelor's Degree Coming in Fall of 2023**

Starting in fall quarter 2023, SFCC will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills AS students gained during their first two years at the college. To express interest in this program, please reach to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).

  1. Students will demonstrate necessary skills to successfully perform clinical case management functions to facilitate a client's progress through the addiction treatment system.
  2. Students will articulate professional ethics and acknowledge the obligation to adhere to federal and state laws.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in basic addiction counseling workforce skills by completing a field placement/practicum experience.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 131
Survey of Addictions
5
AS 176
Addiction Counseling Techniques
5
Choose 4 credit from:
BT 100
Beginning Keyboarding
1
CAPPS 100
Beginning Computer Skills
2
CAPPS 102
Introduction to Office
1
CAPPS 141
Word I
2
CAPPS 142
Word II
2
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 152
Excel II
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
Total Credits
 
14
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 172
Family Systems and Adolescent Treatment in Addictions
5
AS 182
Cultural Diversity; Risk Intervention for Health/HIV
5
Choose 1 course from:
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 141
Law, Ethics, and Professional Development for Addiction Counseling
5
AS 277
Group Facilitation for Addiction Treatment
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 221
Treatment Theories for Addictions
5
AS 275
Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs
5
AS 279
Case Management I: Screening, Diagnosis, Assessment, and ASAM
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 280
Case Management 2: Treatment Planning and Continuing Care
5
AS 281
Practicum I
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
AS 250
NAADAC Exam Prep
1
AS 282
Practicum II
5
AS 290
Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,068
  • Non-Resident

    $
    13,806
  • International

    $
    25,026
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    ESBS Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

  • Ursula Heflick
    Ursula Heflick
    Social Service Paraprof
    B.A., California State University; M.S., Eastern Washington University; Additional studies Spokane Falls Community College
    Ursula.Heflick@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3684
  • Jared Ozaki
    Jared Ozaki
    Chemical Dependency Inst
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Jared.Ozaki@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3148
  • Shane Sorey
    Shane Sorey
    Coordinator II
    Shane.Sorey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3148
  • KayDee Steele
    KayDee Steele
    Chemical Dependency Inst
    B.A., Gonzaga University; M.Ed., Whitworth University; Ph.D., Gonzaga University
    KayDee.Steele@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3163
  • Cara Strange
    Cara Strange
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Cara.Strange@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3148

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**Bachelor's Degree Coming in Fall of 2023**

In fall quarter 2023, SFCC will launch our new Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health. This degree builds on the knowledge and skills built during the AAS degree. Please see the link below for the BAS Application.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Shane Sorey

Coordinator
shane.sorey@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3148

Leah Ruiz

Pathway Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, room 133D