Chemical Dependency Counseling

Division of Professional Studies

Associate Dean: Deborah Beall

Coordinator: Eric A. Smith

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.

Corning Community College is a New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS) approved education provider. Required courses for the Chemical Dependency Counseling AAS meet OASAS requirements for 350 hours of training for NYS OASAS Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

Program Requirements

Note: A grade of "C" or better in HUSR 1030, 1040, 1110, 1221, 1510, 1620, 2010, 2963, 2964, and HLTH 1202 and 1203 is required to successfully earn a degree in this program. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
64
Total credits:
64

Course Sequencing

First Semester

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1110 or Higher  +
3
Wellness (Activity Component)  +
1
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
18

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Free Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

1. MATH 1110 or higher: Statistics (MATH 1310) is recommended for students interested in transfer. 

2. HUSR 2963 and 2964: It is recommended that these courses be taken together in the fourth semester. The practicum may be taken in separate semesters only with the Department Chair’s approval. These courses may be taken only with the permission of the Instructor and must be completed within a drug/alcohol treatment facility. 

3. HLTH 1202, 1203, 2900: One credit will be used toward the instructional/awareness component of the Wellness requirement.

* Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and math courses. (English, Mathematics, Human Services) 

Overview

Degree

Associate in Applied Science

Type

Career