Addictions Counseling

Certificate Program

This certificate program is mainly intended for students who already have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an associated field, and is designed to qualify graduates to apply for the CASAC-T, the Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor-in-Training designation. This is the first step toward obtaining the CASAC itself, which in New York State is the appropriate qualification for a career in the substance abuse counseling field. Included in this certificate is course work covering all core functions of an addictions counselor as specified by the New York Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Also included is a 300 hour internship in a Rochester area addiction-related agency.
(Housed in the Human Services Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services**4
HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I**2
ACD 140 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency & the Human Service Worker3
ACD 142 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency & the Family3
ACD 143 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency - Independent Counseling Skills3
ACD 144 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency - Group Counseling Skills3
ACD 241 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency - Treatment Modalities 3
ACD 245 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency - Special Topics 3
ACD 246 Alcohol/Chemical Dependency - Internship & Seminar6

** Or 6 credits relevant electives with permission of Department Chair.

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Addictions Counseling - Gainful Employment Information.