Humanities and Social Sciences


Mark Bonacci, Ph.D., LMSW
Program Coordinator
Location: E-132
Phone: 716-614-6755

Chemical Dependency Counseling, Certificate

Online Option Available


This certificate program is designed for students who seek the NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse credential. Students are prepared to take the NYS OASAS-administered credentialing exam and the program is OASAS-certified every three years. Classes in this curriculum focus on addictive behaviors and various treatment approaches, pharmacological effects of alcoholism and/or illicit substance abuse and the family effects of addictive disorders.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To prepare students to take the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services-administered CASAC exam.
  • To enable students to take entry level positions in the field as "CASAC-T's" -- CASAC Trainees.
  • To teach future substance abuse counselors issues relating to diversity, ethical practice and diagnostic and counseling principles.

Gainful Employment Outlook and Costs

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The Chemical Dependency Counseling certificate program is approved/accredited by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse services (NYS-OASAS).


Mark Bonacci served for two years on an OASAS planning committee which in late August of 2013 promulgated the re-designed NYS CASAC requirements and the NCCC CDC program was thus re-accredited as of that date with accreditation until June 1, 2022.