Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business Division

HCC holds Opioid Community Panel

The Behavioral Intervention/Care Team (BIT) at Hagerstown Community College recently held an Opioid Community Panel to keep the conversation going about substance abuse. The panel discussion was led by Hagerstown City Councilwoman Emily Keller, Washington Goes Purple; Eric Byers, campus safety & emergency preparedness coordinator at HCC; Lt. Joshua McCauley, Washington County’s Sherriff’s Office; Christina Trenton, chief operating officer at Well’s House; and John Kotz, director of operations at Awakenings Recovery Center. 

Substance Abuse Counseling

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Substance Abuse Counseling is designated to prepare students to pursue a career or continue on to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. The program complements existing offerings at HCC in Human Services and Psychology. The curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and to prepare students to seek a state credential as a Certified Supervised Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD). The associate degree prepares graduates to work with clients facing substance dependency or abuse in a variety of clinical settings, both outpatient and residential, under the supervision of a Board-approved alcohol and drug supervisor. Program Fact Sheet Substance Abuse Fact Sheet Program Options Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S. Substance Abuse Counseling, Certificate This project is supported by the Rural Maryland Council