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CAADE approved Addiction Studies programs consist of a minimum of 36 semester credit units (or 600 clock hours). All of our programs are fully accredited and transferable to colleges, universities and graduate programs nationwide.  Students may attend any of our colleges full or part-time, depending on their individual needs and time constraints. CAADE college programs provide the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be effective in the treatment of alcohol and other drug dependency and abuse. Our programs are designed to provide students who have no prior experience in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling with a competency based educational program that meets certification standards in California in the most efficient, effective and inexpensive manner available today. Because all of our programs are fully accredited, financial aid is available for students who qualify.


Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria)
American River College
Butte College (Oroville)
City College of San Francisco
College of San Mateo
College of the Desert (Palm Springs)
College of the Redwoods (Eureka)
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)
Modesto Jr. College
Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut)
Mt. San Jacinto College
Oxnard College
Palomar College
Palo Verde College
Pierce College (Woodland Hills)

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)


Graduate/Upper Division and Special Programs

Bethany University

California State University Fullerton

Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School
(San Diego--Military)

U.S. International University (Alliant)
(San Diego, LA, Orange County)


Rio Salado College (provisional)

Grand Canyon University (Online Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, provisional)


University of Nevada, Reno (provisional)

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.)

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)


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