Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) Curriculum
As a stand-alone certificate, the CAC certificate can be completed in three semesters. Our 18-credit program is comprised of six three-credit courses, including online classes, on-site internships, and a capstone experience.
The curriculum is designed to cover all the necessary educational requirements toward becoming eligible to take the CAC exam with the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB).
To earn your Goodwin CAC certificate, you must complete the six required classes in the following order. Each course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
|HSR 222||Foundations of Helping and Service Delivery||3|
|HSR 297||Human Services Internship I||3|
|HSR 235||Introduction to Substance Use and Co-Ocurring Disorders||3|
|HSR 298||Human Services Internship II||3|
|PSY 215||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|HSR 493||Human Services Capstone||3|
Required work experience
Beyond the 300 hours of fieldwork required to complete our CAC program, non-degree holding students must complete 6,000 hours (approximately three years working full-time) of substance abuse counseling work experience. This 6,000-hour requirement is necessary to earn CAC certification through the CCB. Note that fewer hours are required if you hold a college degree.
- Associate degree holders can earn CAC certification after completing 5,000 hours of substance abuse counseling work experience.
- Bachelor’s degree holders can earn CAC certification after completing 4,000 hours of substance abuse counseling work experience.
- Master’s degree holders can earn CAC certification after completing 3,000 hours of substance abuse counseling work experience.
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Course sections noted with an ‘H’ are delivered in a hybrid format (a combination of on-campus and online learning).
Course sections noted with an ‘O’ are delivered in an online format.
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