Addictions Counseling:
Accelerated Certificate Option!

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Addictions Counseling Programs:

Addictions Counseling Certificate--ONLINE, ACCELERATED OPTION FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS

SPRING ‘22 COHORT STARTS JANUARY 24, 2022. FINISH YOUR CERTIFICATE IN JUST 28 WEEKS!

  • This accelerated, online program offers flexibility for working professionals with human services, education and health care degrees (Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s)
  • Finish in just 28 weeks—January 24 to August 6, 2022
  • Includes 300 hour internship which may be completed at your job
  • Fulfills the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports requirements for CASAC credential
  • Application deadline January 8, 2022

    To apply, write to: tbritton@monroecc.edu

Addictions Counseling A.S. – Prep for a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Get your associate degree, then transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in social work or related field
  • Includes 300 hour internship
  • Fulfills the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports requirements for CASAC credential

Tell Me More

Fill out this form for more information about the accelerated schedule option for the certificate, or 2-yr associate degree program. An admissions counselor will help you decide which addictions counseling program fits your career plans.

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MORE ADDICTIONS COUNSELORS ARE NEEDED IN OUR REGION.

New York has a shortage of well-trained addictions counselors. You'll enjoy many job opportunities when you graduate with addictions counseling credentials from MCC. 

Growing Job Market

  • Demand for addiction counselors is expected to grow beyond 2029
  • Substance abuse counselor median salary: $44,000
  • Large employers: Rochester Regional Health, FLACRA (Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency), University of Rochester, East House

Learn about MCC's Addictions Counseling A.S. program, leading to a bachelor's degree.

Study with experts & work at an internship

MCC's addictions counseling classes are taught by experts who have spent years as drug and alcohol counselors. In your classes, you’ll learn practical skills that include intake screening, crisis intervention, case management, working with health professionals and more. You’ll participate in 300 hours of practical, supervised field experience, so you can apply what you’re learning.

YOU’LL BE ELIGIBLE TO GET YOUR CASAC CREDENTIAL

Earn eligibility for the CASAC credential with an addictions counseling associate degree or with an addictions counseling certificate.