Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate is a 30-credit program. Due to the New York Office of Alcohol and Substances Abuse Services (OASAS) regulations, the certificate is a selective program for students who have an earned degree in social sciences. Others can enroll in full AAS Human Services degree and complete the certificate along with the two-year degree. The program is designed to prepare students for starting or enhancing employment within the addictions field. All of the credit hours earned in the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate program are transferrable to the Human Services A.A.S. Degree Program. Completion of the certificate will cover 265 hours of the 350 total, CASAC educational hours required for credentialing by OASAS.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (30 credits)
Effective Fall 2019
Human Services
HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services
HUS 105 Introduction to Basic Counseling Skills
HUS 108 Foundations for the Chemical Dependency
HUS 110  Critical Issues in Chemical Dependency
HUS 175 Ethics of Chemical Dependency Counseling
HUS 200 Case Management and Crisis Intervention
HUS 206 Group Skills
HUS 210 Identification, Diagnosing & Treatment
HUS 284 Internship & Seminar for CASAC

Degree Requirements Worksheets

 Students who hold an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate may:

  • Begin credentialing to become an addictions counselor
  • Apply the credits toward the Human Services A.A.S. degree
  • Use the credits toward maintaining current credentials

Gainful Employment

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Phone: 518-562-4193

Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences