Official Title of Major: Addiction Counseling, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Learn more about the Addiction Counseling Degree Program
Purpose: Prepares students for careers in addiction counseling and enhances knowledge and skills of those already working in the field. Skills include individual, family and group counseling techniques, as well as assessment, treatment planning, prevention, and other topics related to addiction. Coursework includes 250 hours of clinical fieldwork. The degree provides the necessary academic coursework to attain certification as a certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug (CSC-AD) by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors. Students should contact the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors for all licensure and certification requirements at 410-764-4732 or https://health.maryland.gov for requirements.
AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.
Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Nicole Williams
Additional Program Requirements
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all human services courses. 250 hours of unpaid clinical fieldwork in a community addiction agency is required in order to complete the program.
Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.
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