Addiction Studies Certificate
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Addiction Studies Certificate

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Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Career, 1 year
  • Delivery: Online only
  • Personal Interests: Helping others, solving problems, challenging situations
  • Skill Building: Communication, counseling, decision-making, problem-solving
  • Career Options: Health care, nonprofits, government, law enforcement
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5506

The college is not accepting applications for this program at this time

Tackle substance abuse and addiction 

The Addiction Studies Certificate program was specifically developed for working professionals in the field. The Certificate program will give you the 350 educational hours required by NYS OASAS to sit for the CASAC-T exam.

This program offers:

  • 1 year completion guaranteed with adequate grades
  • All online classes to help working professionals with busy schedules
  • 350 educational hours required by NYS OASAS to sit for the CASAC-T exam
  • Access to a credential needed by many in the local community 
  • Program design for professionals working in the field

Application guidelines are unique

This program is very unique and you need to follow certain guidelines.

  • Must have relevant experience in a chemical/addiction rehabilitation capacity or have a degree credential at the associate's or higher level degree in a closely related field
  • Complete a supplemental application
  • Speak with our addicition studies staff prior to acceptance in the program

Please note this program only starts in the fall semester.

Apply what you know

Graduating with a Addiction Studies Certificate will allow you to:

  • Understand the ethics and professionalism needed for effective treatment
  • Develop an understanding of addiction studies and treatment approaches
  • Learn the basics of counseling (individual and group) and helping skills
  • Earn the educational hours required by New York State to become a professional in the field of addiction studies

Continue your career or try something new

You are in the right field.  Career opportunities in the field of addiction studies are strong with the explosion of substance abuse problems in our country. If you aren't already employed you will find jobs and be qualified to serve as entry level counselors, intake coordinators, administrative roles, relief staff as well as a variety of other positions available within a particular organization. Your earnings will vary with type of program, education, experience, and geographic location.


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Gainful Employment

Program Name Undergraduate certificate in Addiction Studies

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year

This program will cost $7,260 for in-state tuition, fees, books and supplies/$12,180 for out-of-state tuition, fees, books and supplies if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with a median loan debt of:
Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
New York State

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please visit:


Requirements for the Addiction Studies Certificate

Effective Fall 2022

Core Requirements (30 credit hours)
Core Requirements (30 credit hours) Credit Hours
HUS 103: Introduction to Alcohol and Nicotine Studies  3
HUS 107: Case Management Practice in Human Services  3
HUS 126: Introduction to Substance Abuse 3
HUS 201: Introduction to Helping Skills  3
HUS 202: Introduction to Group Counseling 3
HUS 203: Substance Abuse Counseling 3
HUS 210: Professional Codes of Conduct 3
HUS 214: Special Issues in Drugs and Crime 3
HUS 226: Concepts of Addiction Studies 3
HUS 240: Human Services Field Practicum 1 3

Total Credit Hours 30


Program contacts

Amy O'Donnell

Instructor of Addiction Studies 
(315) 786-2476