Associate in Applied Science in Addictions & Substance Use Disorders
Rio Salado College

Program Details

The Associate in Applied Science in Addictions & Substance Use Disorders from Rio Salado College is an online substance abuse counseling degree program.  Graduates are prepared to begin careers in social work, counseling, mental health, psychology, or rehabilitation.  The curriculum provides the skills necessary to assist chemically dependent people with alleviating their addictions, focusing on ethics, communication, interviewing and documentation, and recovery and relapse skills.  You will study advanced theories and techniques, family dynamics, relationships, and multicultural and diverse populations.  Courses also teach various intervention models. 

With this affecting so many people in so many ways, there is a need for professionals trained in chemical dependency to work in many settings, including:

  • Human resources
  • Civil courts
  • Criminal justice
  • Social services
  • Welfare services
  • Adolescent and child services

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rio Salado College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

ACT/SAT, Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score