College of Allied Health Professions

Dept. of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Certificate in Addiction Counseling Education


The Certificate for Addiction Counseling Education is documentation that the student has completed courses that can be counted toward the educational component of the Montana Licensed Addiction Counseling credential. For students who are completing the required classes for the B.S. in Rehabilitation, B.S. in Human Services, or other academic majors at MSU Billings who may also be completing a B.S. or B.A. degree, the following are additional courses that can be counted toward the educational requirements for the LAC (based on changed in educational requirements by the State Legislature in 2013). The additional clinical experience required by the State of Montana will be arranged by the student with an LAC supervisor in the community and not through MSU Billings. For specific information, long onto the Montana Licensed Addiction Counseling website.

 Required Courses Credits
HS 335 Introduction to Counseling 3
HS 345 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in the Human Services 3
HS 385 Behavioral Pharmacology and Human Services 3
HS 483 Introduction to Addiction Counseling 3
HTH 411 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention 3
REHA 301 Principles of Counseling and Group Theory  3
REHA 406 Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs 3
REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Co-Occurring Disorders  3
REHA 494 Seminar: Gambling Assessment and Treatment 2
REHA 499 Capstone: Addiction Treatment Planning and Documentation 2
Total 28