General Education & Transfer Studies
Prepares students for careers in alcohol and drug counseling. AAS or CAS available.
Alcohol & Drug Counseling
Associate of Applied Science
61 Credit Hours
Certificate of Applied Science
30 Credit Hours
The Associate of Applied Science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling offered by Mountwest is designed to prepare students for credentialing in the Alcohol and Drug Counseling profession.
In West Virginia, the West Virginia Certification for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) governs the certification of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) credential. This credential requires six years and six thousand supervised hours of practice to obtain. The AAS trains students in Alcohol and Drug Counseling through academic work and field experience. Upon completion of the AAS, students will have logged experience that counts towards the WV ADC credential and will be aware of expectations and timeline to achieve the credential.
Alcohol & Drug Counselors
For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.