Chemical Dependency

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Our Program

The Chemical Dependency Counseling A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of alcoholism and substance abuse treatment.  

Required courses for the program meet NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) requirements for 350 hours of training for NYS OASAS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

Our program includes Peer Recovery Advocacy and Coaching (HLTH 2900) as a requirement.  This is a unique opportunity that allows students to contribute meaningfully to their communities as Certified Peer Recovery Advocates (CPRA) prior to completion of the program.

Employers report strong satisfaction with students in practicum resulting in high employment of graduates.

Program Outline


The Chemical Dependency Counseling A.A.S. program prepares students for career goals including the following:
Job Title Degree Needed Regional/State Job Outlook Regional/State Median Earnings
Social and Human Service Assistants varies Very Fav. / Very Fav. $39,450 / $39,760
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Bachelor's Very Fav. / Very Fav. $50,420 / $51,580
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Master's Very Fav. / Very Fav. $65,160 / $76,700


Our Faculty

Highlighted for this program: Eric Smith, Michelle Logan

Program Contact

Deborah Beall, ADI Professional Studies