Alcohol & Other Drug Studies
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Studies (AODS) Program exceeds the minimal standards for AODS Programs established by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These standards were identified by State of California legislation as meeting the educational requirements for counselor certification. Certificate completers qualify to apply for certification through a variety of state-approved certification boards. Completion of the Certificate of Achievement will assist students in obtaining entry-level employment, job promotion/salary increases or transfer to a four-year college or university. (Note: Transfer credit may be limited by California State campuses. Please consult your Mendocino College counselor or Transfer Center for more information).