Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training

Associate in Applied Science

You have compassion for those who are struggling with addiction. Become a professional in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, and prepare to sit for the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) certification exam.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

As states seek treatment and counseling services rather than jail time for people with addictions or mental health concerns, the demand for substance abuse counselors will rise.

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 Semesters61 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 2024-25

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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Allie Scrivner Recognized as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

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
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training Program?

You have helped someone overcome a substance abuse issue and now you want to take your experience to the next level. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  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 700 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?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm