In today's society, there is a growing vital need for compassionate counselors specializing in the field of alcohol and drugs. This program enhances the student's natural ability to interact with others, and that capacity is refined into a valuable skill with rewarding professional opportunities. Students will 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.
Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program, graduates 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 the 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.
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.