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Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling

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. Please discuss interest in obtaining the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Trainee status (ADT) with the Program Coordinator.

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This project is supported by the Rural Maryland Council


Career Outlook


Median salary for substance abuse counselors


Growth in employment over next 10 years


Substance abuse counselor jobs in the U.S.

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Disclaimer: In certain professions within this area of study, a license is required prior to entering the workforce. Hagerstown Community College cannot guarantee professional licensure based solely upon the completion of a program of study. Please review the list of applicable programs, as well as details for licensure requirements within your state of residence, by visiting our “Professional Licensure Disclosure” webpage.