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WELCOME to the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program and the Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate Program

Dr. Joan Standora, Director

College Assistant: Kwayne Leonce

Office: D109

718- 368-5289 or 718- 368-5235

Chemical Dependency 

Have you considered a career as a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Do you want to earn college credit while completing approved education classes that will help you to qualify for the Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Exam?

Our program offers a total of seven courses which cover the areas of expertise required by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

Students who successfully complete the initial six classroom-based courses will be tracked to complete the program through two additional field-based courses in a supervised internship setting.

For more information about preparing for a career in Substance Abuse Counseling through our program, call Prof. Joan Standora at 718-368- 5235.

* This program provides preparation for the CASAC- Trainee certificate from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services..


Enrollment in the Substance Abuse Counseling program is separate from the Mental Health and Human Services Program. This program is designed specifically to prepare students for a career in substance abuse counseling; successful completion of the entire course of study satisfies the educational requirements for the Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC Trainee) from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The courses also satisfy the course-specific requirements for the A.S. degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling (see Degree Requirements).


*Please refer to the current schedule of classes for the listing of courses offered this semester.


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