Chemical Dependency Counseling - A.A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Professional Studies

Department Chair

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.

High school or equivalent preparation required: No special requirements. 

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).