Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling A.A.S

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Onondaga’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Program teaches students how to help people living with addictions and dependencies

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What You'll Learn

With a focus on human biology, family dynamics, and chemical dependencies, this program will put you on the track to be a credentialed counselor. You'll complete 350 hours of required education by New York State and receive a certificate to attach towards your formal Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor application. 

We'll also train you in ethics, psychology, and clinical skills that you'll need in the field. 


Where You'll Go

Not only will you be able to attach the certificate you'll get to your counselor application, you'll be certified as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor – Trainee (CASAC-T). That means you'll be able to work at alcohol and substance abuse agencies throughout New York State. 

We recommend you transfer into a four-year program to complete your career path. 

Graduates staying in NYS: 85.0%

Median salary after 3 years: $46,029

[ source: SUNY gradwages ]