Associate in Applied Science Degree, Career Program
This program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of alcoholism and substance abuse treatment.
Graduates will be able to use communication skills to understand consumer problems and assist in problem solving; perform essential case management functions including interviewing, record keeping, gathering intake information, making referrals, and identifying consumer problems and issues; maintain professional and ethical standards; understand and respond to potential crisis issues and situations; identify and contact human services resources and agencies in the community; interact in group settings, including counseling and education groups provided for treatment purposes.
For students interested in qualifying for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination, the curriculum meets 240 of the 350 clock hours of alcoholism and/or substance abuse education and training required and, if supervised by a qualified health professional and performed in a facility approved by New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Services, the practicum component of the curriculum fulfills the 300 clock hours of practical training required.
High school or equivalent preparation required: No special requirements.