Chemical Dependency Counseling (certificate)

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;
    • social workers;
    • psychologists;
    • clergy;
    • 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
    Professor
    Elston Hall, Room 200
    518-381-1299
    carlsoer@sunysccc.edu