AAS: Chemical Dependency Counseling

Chemical Dependency Counseling

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  North Country’s Chemical Dependency Counseling program prepares you to help individuals, families and communities coping with the scourge of addiction. In addition to coursework in counseling, psychology, pharmacology, and human services, you’ll work in the field with substance abuse counselors serving the North Country. This required internship puts you on the front lines of the fight against substance abuse; participating agencies specialize in in-patient and outpatient counseling, adolescent treatment and substance abuse prevention.Graduates of the program will have fulfilled the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services requirements to complete 350 hours of education and training, and are eligible to apply for status as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) trainee. Program Worksheet:

Associate of Applied Science:  Chemical Dependency Counseling

General Education Courses

CAREER POSSIBILITIES:  Substance abuse counselor, Substance abuse prevention specialist, Social worker, Psychologist.Some career paths require additional education or training. APPLY NOW!
WHAT’S NEXT:  Transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in social work, psychology, human services and/or pursue employment in the profession.