Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training


You have compassion for individuals struggling with addiction and you want to better the quality of life in your communities. Use that compassion to train for entry-level positions in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.

support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Professional social workers and counselors can complete this certificate to add drug and alcohol abuse treatment services to their areas of practice.

A Quality Education

Students completing this certificate program will be prepared to sit for the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) certification exam.

Get Involved

Connect with peers who have a shared interest in improving the lives of people in their communities.

Career Opportunities

Substance Abuse Counselor, Behavioral Disorder Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
27 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Students not only get classroom instruction, but they complete an internship seminar in an agency setting to apply the theories and skills acquired in the classroom.

Daniel Kelts, Professor, Arts & Behavioral Health
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How Do I Get Into the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. English, science, and health classes are helpful for this program.
  5. Compassion, patience, and people skills are necessities when working in this field.

What Can I Expect As a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training – Certificate Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


  • Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm