Welcome to the AODS and PSS Certification Programs
Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) Program:
The State of California now requires that anyone who provides counseling services in alcohol and other drug treatment programs be certified.
Palomar College offers an 11 course Certificate Program that will prepare you to become certified to work in this exciting field. Palomar College offers both a Certificate and AA Degree in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS).
The Palomar College AODS program is accredited by both the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) caade.org and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) caadac.org.
The AODS Program provides the student with the academic training and hands on experience for entry-level employment in delivery of alcohol and other drug treatment services and serves as a preparation for California state examinations as a certified addictions treatment counselor by CAADE and CCAPP/IC&RC.
Psychological and Social Services (PSS) Program:
Palomar College offers a Certificate and AA Degree in Psychological and Social Services. The AA and Certificate programs provide the student with the academic training and hands on experience for entry-level employment in a variety of human service occupations, and serves as preparation for upper division course work.
We welcome you join one of our certificate programs and look forward to joining you in an exciting educational experience.