The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) degree offers an entry-level vocational program designed to train you in assessment, treatment, and referral of individuals afflicted with addiction to alcohol and other mood or mind altering chemicals. Substance Use Disorder Professionals provide the treatment and care of those individuals.
Persons may enter the SUD Program at the start of any quarter if they have completed a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Groups of students do not start and complete the program together. Classes are open-ended with new students and former students attending classes at the same time. All SUD specific courses are offered once a year (including summer quarter) and most are scheduled in the evenings on the Yakima campus of YVC.