The Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate program provides
students with an array of 31 hours of specialized curriculum that
develops the skills and knowledge base required for addiction
counseling. This program is a direct response to the needs of
professionals who already have associate, bachelor, and/or master
degrees, or those who are seeking a fast-track to achieving CASAC
training status through OASAS.
Targeting a professional audience, the CDC Certificate program offers
courses during the day, evenings, Saturdays and on-line. Students can
attend the program on a full-time or part-time basis.
Core courses provide OASAS training hour equivalency and
may be applied towards CASAC training.
SUNY Schenectady offers two Chemical Dependency Counseling programs, the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Certificate, which lead to New York
State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) trainee status.
These programs would appeal to professionals from all disciplines who want to strengthen their existing knowledge and acquire skills that they can
apply in their work setting. Programs and core courses may be of interest to:
- substance abuse counselors;
mental health professionals, educators, and substance abuse prevention specialists;
employee assistance professionals, managers, and administrators;
- probation officers and other law enforcement professionals; and
- nurses and health care professionals.
For more information on our Chemical Dependency programs please view the degree requirements and contact:
Eric Carlson, MS, CASAC, LMHC
Elston Hall, Room