At Century College, you can choose from a variety of career and technical programs leading directly to employment as well as courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You will learn from expert instructors with access to innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Admissions Office will work with you to “discover what’s next!” Learn about the steps to complete the admissions process and register for courses. Do you have questions about Century College? Attend a Discover Century Information Session, schedule a campus visit, chat online, email or call one of our friendly Admissions Advisors.
With affordable tuition rates, Century College can save you thousands on your education. Learn about our tuition rates and fees, and discover options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. College can be affordable!
Each year, nearly 1,000 students apply for a Century College Foundation scholarship. While we awarded over 200 scholarships last year, many students are left empty-handed. With your support, we can ensure more students have the help they need to succeed.
The Continuing Education and Customized Training department can help you to get ahead in your career by offering a variety of non-credit workforce training and development opportunities. Through customized training options, Century College can work directly with employers to meet the training needs of employees.
Century College offers a variety of campus life opportunities to connect with others, gain leadership experience, be involved and have fun. Students can participate or cheer on the Century College Wood Ducks Athletic programs, become active members and leaders on campus or take advantage of campus recreational activities and art and theatre experiences.
Century College is committed to the success of each student. This commitment to student success and persistence is demonstrated by the numerous student services and support available in and out of the classroom, including academic resources, assistive services, student wellness options and planning support.
The Addiction Counseling program is designed for career opportunities in entry-level positions in the field of Addiction Counseling. The program articulates with Metropolitan State University’s Baccalaureate degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Consult with program instructor or the Board for Behavioral Health Therapy websitefor the most up-to-date information on licensure requirements and the temporary permit to practice requirements.
A MN Human Services Background Study with no restrictions is required for the internships. Please contact a program instructor for any questions or concerns about the background study.
Completing ADCO 1020 as soon as possible provides the student with important information about the profession and is also a prerequisite for all other ADCO courses. It is recommended that students consult with their advisor or counselor for academic planning assistance.
Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
A grade of C or higher in all career/occupational courses and all specific MnTC/general education course requirements is required.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or educational program is required for licensure. Eighteen semester credits of alcohol and drug counseling academic course work; 880 clock hours of supervised alcohol and drug counseling practicum, and written examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions must also be successfully completed for licensure.
Students completing the Addiction Counseling A.S. degree program can apply for a temporary permit to practice alcohol and drug counseling while working under direct supervision of a licensed counselor and enrolled in course work to complete a bachelor’s degree for a maximum of 5 years. An alcohol and drug counselor technician (a non-licensed position) may perform:
Screening to determine appropriateness and eligibility for program.
Intake interviews following administrative and initial assessment procedures.
Orientation describing the general nature and goals of the program, rules, services, treatment cost and client rights.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This degree program is designed for both employment preparation and transfer. Some of the courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. An articulation agreement exists with the Alcohol & Drug Counseling and the Human Services majors at Metropolitan State University.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
Implement the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Professional Practice of addiction counseling according to TAP 21.
Apply the established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.
Apply laws, rules and ethical guidelines related to the State of Minnesota and the addiction profession.
Apply a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use.
Determine the clients readiness for treatment and change as well as the needs of others involved in current situations
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.