Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Admissions: Step 5

Complete prerequisite classes

The following prerequisite classes are available at Portland Community College. If you believe you have met the core requirements of any of these classes at other colleges, please contact healthca@pcc.edu to have your transcripts "unofficially" evaluated to determine completion of requirements. Your classwork may need to be evaluated by the Department Chair as well, before you will be advised on whether your previous coursework meets PCC class requirements.

  1. WR 121 - English Composition I
  2. WR 122 - English Composition II
  3. AD 101 - Alcohol Use and Addiction
  4. LIB 101 - Library Research and Beyond
  5. PSY 239 - Abnormal Psychology (PSY 201A or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course)

All prerequisite classes must be passed with a 'C' or better by the end of the application period to be eligible to be considered for admission.

Students must also be in "good" or "warning" academic standing.

It is strongly recommended that students pursuing a career as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor should have strong computer skills. Those with few skills should consider taking CAS 100A. Those who have basic skills but know they could improve should consider taking CAS 133. See an advisor for more direction in choosing the right class for you.

Receiving admission points

  • Points will be assigned for all classes that are complete or in progress during the time of application.
  • The Alcohol and Drug counseling program bases admission on points for classes taken in addition to the ones required as prerequisites. Please talk with an advisor to plan your classes so that you will be accepted into the program as soon as possible.
  • All coursework that you receive points for are part of the AAS degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, and are not additional classes towards an AAS degree.
  • For information on other classes you can take prior to entry into the program and those that receive admission points see the advising guide.