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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Dependency Counseling, A.S.

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HEGIS: 5506.00
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Monica Joseph


The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.

Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Chemical Dependency degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. understand fundamental concepts specific to chemical dependency that encompass historical, political, social and legal factors
  2. examine the biopsychosocial nature of addiction as it pertains to the individual, families, communities, and societies
  3. adopt critical thinking approaches to attitudes, values, and the ethical and legal aspects of clinical practice
  4. understand risk and protective factors for individuals, families, and communities
  5. apply critical assessments to evidence-based practices, available treatment modalities, and theoretical approaches
  6. develop competency-based skills in intervening with chemically-involved individuals, families and special populations
  7. develop a multicultural perspective through the attainment of cultural competency strategies and skills
  8. demonstrate preparation for entry into professional practice through successful internship experiences

College Requirements:

Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.

Civic Engagement Experiences:

One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:

One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200  or ENG 2400  also satisfies this requirement.

Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

* Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.

Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):

When Required Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major

One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the course shown) and one (1) additional course from any group

No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline

A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course

B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course

C. Creative Expression Designated Course

D. Individual and Society Designated Course

E. Scientific World Designated Course

This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.


0 to 4 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits

Total Credits: 60

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