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Become certified in addictions counseling

At Jamestown Community College, you can position yourself to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from addiction and substance abuse by obtaining a certificate in addictions counseling and pursuing CASAC-TR credentialing.

Drug addiction and substance abuse are considered by many to be some of the most pressing public health issues facing our nation. In addition to the rapidly increasing physical dangers of overdose and death, drug abuse strains family bonds, friendships, and professional relationships.

The JCC certificate enables professionals in related fields, such as nursing and criminal justice, to enhance their portfolio with a deeper understanding of drug addiction and substance abuse. You can also pursue CASAC state certification. Our coursework meets the 350 educational hours required through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). You can take just the courses that you need. Contact OASAS and submit your transcripts to request a deficiency of hours list.

The New York State Department of Labor Employment Prospects to 2020 forecasts “very favorable” employment prospects for the western region of New York state for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors.

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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is not just a big city problem. Over half of drug related deaths occur outside New York City. (Source: New York State Health Department)

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

  • Addictions counselor
  • Criminal justice treatment programs
  • Child advocacy
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs

Internships & Fieldwork

Internships & Fieldwork

135-hour fieldwork experience in regional agencies qualified by NYS Office of Mental Health

Related Majors

Related Majors

77% of program
Available online
Available on
Both Campuses


Minimum program credit hours: 35

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
PSY 1510: General Psychology3
PSY 2540: Interpersonal/Group Dynamics3
BIO 1510: Health Science3
Core Requirements
26 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
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
none Degree Requirements Met