Addictions Counseling (A.S.)

What does an addictions counselor do?

As an addictions counseling graduate, you can work in a variety of treatment centers, agencies, clinics, and hospitals that provide addiction support. Depending on your specialization and additional education, you can make a difference in inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, mental health case management, harm reduction programs, drug maintenance programs, and others.

During your time at JCC, you’ll complete a 135-hour fieldwork experience with regional agencies qualified by the NYS Office of Mental Health. You’ll learn about the profession and develop your strengths through real-world experience while positively impacting lives.

Your degree in addictions counseling will also satisfy New York’s 350-hour educational requirement for the CASAC-TR status required through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). CASAC certification is vital for professionals who work with people experiencing problems with addiction and substance abuse.

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5506
Curriculum Code
2050
General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
6 SUNY LAS JCC
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
6
PSY 1510: General Psychology3 SOSC S SR
PSY 2540: Interpersonal/Group Dynamics3 SOSC S SR
6
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics

(or higher)

3 MATH N
BIO 1510: Health Science3 NSCI N SR

Core Requirements
29 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
  SUNY LAS JCC
HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services3
HUS 1280: Introduction to Family Systems3
HUS 1310: Studies/Alcohol/Chem Dependency3
HUS 1410: Generalist Practice Skills3
HUS 2230: Interviewing and Counseling3
HUS 2430: Alcohol/Chem Depend: Treatment3
HUS 2400: Ethics/Issues-Addiction Services3
HUS 2215: Field Placement I - Addictions Counseling5
PSY 2560: Abnormal Behavior3 SOSC S SR

Electives
13 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

9 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific and Liberal Arts and Sciences specific.

 

Program Completion Map

Addictions Counseling (A.S.)
Semester 1 Credits
HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services 3
BIO 1510: Health Science 3
PSY 1510: General Psychology 3
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics 3
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3
INT 1520^: Student Success Seminar 1
Total 16
Semester 2 Credits
HUS 1310: Studies in Alcohol Chemical Dependency 3
HUS 1280: Introduction to Family Systems 3
HUS 1410: Generalist Practice Skills 3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature 3
Electives* 3
Total 15
Semester 3 Credits
HUS 2230: Interview and Counseling 3
HUS 2430: Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Treatments 3
PSY 2560: Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 2540: Interpersonal Group Dynamics 3
Electives* 3
Total 15
Semester 4 Credits
HUS 2215: Field Placement I: Addictions 5
HUS 2400: Ethics/Issues in Addiction Services 3
Electives* 6
Total 14

 

This is a suggested program guide based on a four semester sequence and is one of many potential paths to completing your program at JCC. Your advisor can work with you to make adjustments to this guide based on placement scores.

* SUNY requires completion of 30 credit hours and courses from 7 of 10 general education categories to graduate. Electives will need to be chosen carefully. Please see the course schedule listing for further details.

^ First time, full-time students are required to take INT 1520: Student Success Seminar.