University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Addiction Studies C.T.S.

  • The Certificate in Addiction Studies is a set of courses that meet the required 330 hours of addiction education  with a requirement of a completed accompanying degree (Associate/Baccalaureate/ or Advanced Degree in specific disciplines, i.e. psychology, addictions, sociology, social work or similar emphasis areas.
  • Students may only apply for state licensing exam after completing 1000 hours of supervised internships following degree completion.  
  • The Certificate of Addiction Studies is designed to benefit all qualifying degrees as defined by the MCA 37-35-202.

Certificate of Technical Studies - Addiction Studies


Addiction Studies Required Courses25
Total Hours25


Degree Specific Credits: 25

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Addiction Studies Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CAS 140XAddictions and Diversity3
CAS 231NPharmacology and Addictions3
CAS 242Fundamentals of Substance Abuse and Addiction3
CAS 243Substance Abuse Counseling I3
CAS 248Substance Abuse Counseling II3
CAS 252Gambling and Gaming Disorders in Addiction Counseling2
CAS 254Co-Occurring Disorders-Assessment & Treatment Planning2
CAS 260Addiction Assessment/Documentation/Treatment Planning3
CAS 261Advanced Addiction Assessment/Treatment Planning and Documentation3
Total Hours25

Minimum Required Grade: C-