Tuition for the California Community College system is $46 per unit. A student will need 36 units of completion for this certificate, or a total of $1,656 in tuition costs. Financial Aid, if available to the student, can cover tuition.
- Health fee ($21 per semester, $13 if off campus/online per semester)
- Associated Student Body fee ($2 per semester, but opportunity to waive the fee at the time of registration if the student so chooses)
- Parking pass ($30 per semester)
- Student ID card ($5)
Registration with one of three (3) Substance Use Disorder Certifying Agencies, cost varies by agency.
A student can pay in one or a combination of ways: directly using a credit card, through a grant (review our Financial Aid videos below for grant information), or with a scholarship or fee waiver through partner programs:
- Financial Aid
- Upward Mobility Pathways
(also known as Reading and Beyond)
- Workforce Connection
(also known as Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board)
The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) certificate of achievement is the educational portion of the California State Substance Use Disorder Certification. Completing of the certification includes: 36 educational units, passing a State Test administered by one of the three certifying agencies and completing an additional 2400 +/- hours of work experience. Once students are registered with one of the certifying agencies, they have five years to complete their education work, testing, and required work experience.
Certification education units count toward an associate degree in Human Services/Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Option. These units can be used as undergraduate coursework toward transfer to a 4-year institution of higher education.
Every 4-year college accepts coursework differently, with most of the Fresno City College courses transferring to Fresno State as part of their Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, and other programs. Students are encouraged to speak with the Perkins Counselors about the particulars of the transfer units.
This Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) program uses the same registration system as all California Community Colleges. A student must apply through CCCApply, if not already a California Community College student, in order to receive a student identification number. Once you have a student identification number, we can arrange for a counselor appointment to discuss the program and/or assist with registration through WebAdvisor.
The AOD certificate of achievement is designed to deliver 12 courses for a total of 36 units. In typical scheduling this can occur within four (4) semesters, with some courses available in both online and in-person settings.
Human Services instructors can assist with work experience and job placement opportunities.