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Welcome to the Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
Psychological and Social Services Program

The State of California now requires that anyone who provides counseling services in alcohol and other drug treatment programs be certified. Palomar College offers an 11 course Certificate Program that will prepare you to become certified to work in this exciting field. Palomar College offers both a Certificate and AA Degree in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS).  

The Palomar College AODS program is accredited by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). The AODS Program provdes the student with the academic training and hands on experience for entry-level employment in delivery of alcohol and other drug treatment services in agency settings and serves as a preparation for California state examinations as a certified addictions treatment counselor by CAADE and CAADAC.

Palomar College offers a Certificate and AA Degree in Psychological and Social Services. The AA and Ceritificate programs provide the student with the academic training and hands on experience for entry-level employment in a variety of human service occupations, and serves as preparation for upper division course work.  

Updated Summer 2013