Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling
Niagara County Community College

Program Details

Students seeking the NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse designation can prepare for the exam with this certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Classes focus on addictive behaviors as well as treatment approaches, pharmacological effects, and family effects of addiction disorders. Students will learn how to approach issues related to diversity, ethical practices, diagnosis, and counseling principles. The certificate prepares students for careers in case management and counseling of chemically dependent individuals and their families. 

Course topics include the following:

  • Human services
  • The helping process
  • Drugs and society
  • Substance abuse interventions
  • Lifespan developmental psychology


  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • Placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education