Get Your Addiction Studies Counseling Degree Online

An Accredited Bachelor's Degree for Only $6,000/year

"The reward of faith-based higher education will be beyond your expectations. God will utilize it throughout your life to touch others for eternity."

The most affordable online Christian Addiction Studies degree in America.

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Sharon Lockwood
Mission Program Director

Looking for a new career where you can help people break free from addiction, and transform lives for Christ?

Get prepared to be licensed as a Certified Addiction Counselor.
 
Our 8-week online courses start 5 times/year and combine the benefits of on-site experience with the convenience of distance learning.
 
 

Tamiko Cuellar
Founder, Smart Minds Tutoring

"The affordable tuition was...appealing since the [Pell] grant covered all of my tuition costs...I was able to complete my Bachelor's degree in just one year." 

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Students completing our program will understand the 12 core functions of a Certified Addiction Counselor, including screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning, and aftercare. For those seeking to counsel addicts, our program is an inexpensive alternative to a psychology degree.

City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, and is an Approved Academic Education Partner for NAADAC, which means that its courses are approved for addiction counseling credit in most states.

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The program can be taken toward a Bachelor's degree (120 credits) or a certificate (30 credits). We accept transfer of up to 90 credits from any accredited college. Students can use our prior learning assessment program to apply for up to 30 credits for unaccredited ministry training and experience.

Students who complete the program will:

  • Understand the 12 core functions of addiction counselors to be academically prepared to become a certified addiction counselor. 
  • Understand and demonstrate the essential practices of addiction treatment including screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning and aftercare. (Core Functions 1-5)
  • Understand and use basic counseling skills such as effective listening, assessment, crisis intervention, group therapy and working with other professionals (Core Functions 6, 8, 12)
  • Understand and apply basic counseling professional practices including ethics, working with various client groups, case management and record keeping skills. (Core Functions 7, 10, 11)
  • Understand and apply understanding of other issues related to addiction recovery such a mental illness, family dynamics and sexual and spiritual issues. (Core Function 9)

This program generally fulfills the formal education requirements of addiction counselor certification. Check with your state certifying body to learn what additional requirements must be met to become a Certified Addiction Counselor (SOC 21-1011).

Qualifying students can get their tuition fully covered by Pell grants. Students may also use Federal loans or GI Bill benefits. We provide a 25% discount to military/veterans and staff at Rescue Missions and Salvation Army and a 40% discount to ministry interns.

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