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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 of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health

SFCC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills that graduates from ICS, AS, and other behavioral health, social or human services programs gained during their first two years in college.

For more information about the BAS-IBH, please reach out to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).

Application for the Integrated Behavioral Health Bachelor of Applied Science degree is now OPEN.
Please submit your application for the Fall 2024 quarter by clicking the button below and submitting the application form.

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate necessary skills to successfully perform clinical case management functions to facilitate a client's progress through the addiction treatment system
  • Articulate professional ethics and acknowledge the obligation to adhere to federal and state laws
  • 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 to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Addiction Studies.
  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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
3
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
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
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
Choose 1 course from:
ICS 235
Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
16

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,306
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,485
  • International

    $
    21,215
  • Books

    $
    1,733
  • Course Fees

    $
    117
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,519

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

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

  • Elodie Goodman
    Elodie Goodman
    Dean Ss/Acct/Econ/Hum Serv
    B.A., M.A., University of Washington
    Elodie.Goodman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3694
  • Ursula Heflick
    Ursula Heflick
    Integrated Community Service
    B.A., California State University; B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University; Additional studies Spokane Falls Community College
    Ursula.Heflick@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3684
  • Christine Mackleit
    Christine Mackleit
    Chemical Dependency Inst
    B.S., M.Ed., Washington State University
    Christine.Mackleit@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3620
  • Jared Ozaki
    Jared Ozaki
    Social Service Paraprof
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Jared.Ozaki@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3797
  • 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
    Instructor
    Cara.Strange@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3148

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New Bachelor's Degree – Starting in Fall of 2023

SFCC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Behavioral Health that builds on the knowledge and skills that graduates from ICS, AS, and other behavioral health, social or human services programs gained during their first two years in college.

For more information about the BAS-IBH, please reach out to our Pathways Specialist (see “Contact Us” tab).

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Leah Ruiz

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

Shane Sorey

Coordinator
shane.sorey@sfcc.spokane.edu