Humanities and Social Sciences


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

Chemical Dependency Counseling, Certificate


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).

Chemical Dependency Counseling, Certificate Catalog Information

Program/Courses Information


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 running through Sep. 1, 2019.