Addictions Counseling (A.S.)

More about CASAC certification

Your degree in addictions counseling will 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.

With your JCC degree and CASAC certification, 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.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes

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

(or higher)

BIO 1510: Health Science3 NSCI N SR

Core Requirements
29 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
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

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.