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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Alcohol & Drug Counseling, A.C. (Cumberland)

In today’s society there is a growing vital need for compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs. ​The program enhances your natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. You’ll receive the practical and theoretical education necessary for success, professionally or at a four-year college. The New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development, Labor Market Demand Occupation list on Substance Abuse Counseling indicates a growing employment demand in the field of alcohol and drug counseling. The future trend indicates an increase in this field of counseling.

Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Identify and analyze the chronic effects of abuses and addiction associated with alcohol and drugs.
  • Describe the principles of accepted practices for alcohol and drug awareness counseling.
  • Illustrate prevention methods and interventions for alcohol and drug addictions.
  • Discuss the role of the counselor for alcohol and drug counseling.
  • Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources related to the profession.
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.
​When you Graduate
Certificate programs provide specific career skills development as well as the
opportunity to test an area of interest, or enhance a degree program. Students who complete a certificate program can continue to obtain a degree. Graduates will be able to pursue a certificate in alcohol and drug counseling in the state of New Jersey with the completion of fieldwork hours. The number of fieldwork hours required is two years in an approved agency under supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Once approved, an oral and written examination will follow through the State Certification Board. Graduates of the program may also further their education by transferring into
an Associate’s level Social Services degree. This program is designed for students who have an interest in becoming compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs.
Career Opportunities
​Alcohol & Drug Counselor​

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.