The AODS (Alcohol and Other Drug Studies) Certificate Program consists of an 11-course curriculum accredited by CAADE in 2004 and CCAPP in 2015 after their extensive review. Antelope Valley College’s AODS courses prepare students to provide services in court-mandated, public, and private agencies for alcohol and drug intervention, treatment, and prevention. Students are prepared to work in agencies that provide intake, assessment, detoxification, impaired driver interventions, drug testing, crisis intervention, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, sober living services, relapse prevention, counseling, and family recovery.
Students will need a minimum of 39 units of course work. Course work focuses on introduction to alcohol and other drug studies, prepare students to complete intake, assessment, treatment, relapse prevention, individual, group and family counseling in the area of substance related disorders.
Course Title Units Year/ Semester (Y1 or S1)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
S1 PSY 102 Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 3
S1 PSY 103 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs 3 S1
PSY 104 Prevention, Intervention, and Education 3 S2
PSY 105 Group Leadership and Process 3 S2
PSY 106 Case Management, Law and Ethics 3 S2 2/26/2019 Regional CTE - View Program
PSY 107 Chemical Dependency Family Counseling 3 S2
PSY 108 Introduction to Psychological and Social Services 4 S2
PSY 109 Directed Field Experience I 5 S3
PSY 110 Directed Field Experience II 6 S3
PSY 234 Abnormal Psychology 3 S1
SOC 101 (elect) Introduction to Sociology 3 S3
SOC 112 (elect) American Social Issues: Problems and Challenges 3 S3