Addiction Studies

  • Overview
  • Stackables
  • Employment
Provides training for entry-level employment in addictions treatment, and provides educational and practicum requirements to be eligible to sit for the licensing exam for LADC II (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II) in Massachusetts.
  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Addiction Studies Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Addiction Studies program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    FallSpring

    HSV 107
    HSV 115
    HSV 168
    HSV 172
    PSY 101

    HSV 141
    HSV 215
    HSV 272
    SOC 210

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    HSV 107
    PSY 101

    HSV 141
    SOC 210

    HSV 115
    HSV 168
    HSV 172

    HSV 215
    HSV 272

What’s next

Work in the addictions field or transfer to the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts/Human Services Option or Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts degree to prepare to transfer to a Baccalaureate program.

The Addiction Studies program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

Learn more about our stackable degrees and certificates »

Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

View gainful employment data for the Addiction Studies program