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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.

Program Options

This project is supported by the Rural Maryland Council

 

Career Outlook


$45K

Median salary for substance abuse counselors

22%

Growth in employment over next 10 years

304,500

Substance abuse counselor jobs in the U.S.

4,380

Substance abuse counselors employed in MD

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