Social Work Cooporative Addictions Counseling with University of South Dakota
Associate of Arts
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Classes for Social Work/Addictions Counseling Transfer to USD

Upon successful completion of this two-year program, the student is awarded an Associate of Arts Degree (AA). This program follows the prescribed education track to become a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) in the state of Iowa. This degree path also follows an articulation agreement between, University of South Dakota and Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Once the student completes this prescribed set of courses and completes 1,000 hours of supervised experience, the student may take the certification exam to earn a tCADC through the Iowa Board of Substance Abuse Certification

All coursework must be a grade of "C" (70%) or better to be accepted by IBC. Not more than 50% of all coursework directly applicable to the major may be through distance learning per IBC rules for certification.

The Addictions Counseling articulation can be continued at USD for a bachelor's degree in Addiction Counseling & Prevention. It's important that you consult with your faculty advisor, listed in this brochure, to ensure that you meet the requirements for transfer.

Meet Your Advisor

Required Classes for Social Work Cooporative Addictions Counseling with University of South Dakota

For a list of current required classes, visit:


Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Sarah Deck
Social Science Instructor
Sioux City Campus
Sima Dabir
Associate Dean of Instruction
Call  712.317.3342
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,928.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,312.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.