CAADE Colleges and Universities in CA, AZ, NV


The colleges and universities below have full or partial Alcohol and Drug Studies programs. Only regionally accredited colleges that meet the requirements outlined in the Guidelines for Alcohol and Drug Studies in Higher Education (a minimum of 36 units) receive full accreditation from CAADE. Students who complete CAADE accredited college or university programs may apply for the CATC I or higher, depending on level of education. CAADE accredited community college Alcohol and Drug Studies programs are Chancellor approved and offer financial aid as well as low tuition rates. For a list of non-accredited schools that may qualify students for the basic CATC credential, click here: CAADE's Career Track

CAADE Community Colleges

Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria)
California Community College MapCabrillo College

City College of San Francisco
College of San Mateo
College of the Desert (Palm Springs)

College of the Redwoods
Cuesta College
Cypress College (Cypress)
Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill)
East Los Angeles College
Fresno City College
Glendale College
Imperial Valley College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Mendocino Community College
Merced College
Merritt College (Oakland) Community Social Services/Substance Abuse
Modesto Jr. College
Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut) (Alcohol/Drug Counselor)
Mt. San Jacinto College
Oxnard College
Palomar College
Palo Verde College
Pierce College

Porterville College (Porterville)
Rio Hondo College (Whittier)
Saddleback College (Mission Viejo)
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
San Jose City College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Rosa Jr. College
Southwest College (Los Angeles)
West LA College


University Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs

Antioch University of Los Angeles
California State University Fullerton
Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (San Diego--Military)
Alliant International University (San Diego, LA, Orange County)
illiam Jessup University Addiction Studies

Partial Programs

(Each college listed below currently offers one or more courses, but does NOT, at this time, meet the requirement for full CAADE accreditation.) Students in these programs do not receive certificates of completion and may not sit for the CAADE exam until minimum education requirements are met. For more information contact the CAADE office at 707-722-2331 or
Barstow College

Columbia College
Contra Costa College (San Pablo)
Folsom Lake College
Hartnell College (Salinas)
Las Positas College (Livermore)
Monterey Peninsula College
Napa Valley College
Victor Valley College (Victorville)
Yuba College
John F. Kennedy University (Pleasant Hill, CA)

Arizona and Nevada Programs

Rio Salado College
Ottawa University (Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling AZ/KS)
Ottawa Univeristy (Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling)

Grand Canyon University (College of Arts and Sciences)
     GCU Bachelor of Science in Counseling (emphasis in Addiction) 
     GCU Master of Science in Addiction Counseling (online)

University of Nevada, Reno