Purpose: The career studies certificate (CSC) program in Substance Abuse Counselor-Assistant is designed to fulfill the necessary educational requirements to attain the Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant (CSAC-A) credential. This career studies certificate meets the specified statutory requirements for didactic training and supervised experiential training. In addition to completing the CSC, students must also pass the Virginia State Constructed CSAC-A exam to earn the Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant (CSAC-A) credential.
Occupational Objectives: Students who complete the program may be qualified for employment in a variety of positions related to substance use disorders, including:
Substance Abuse Counselor- Assistant
Substance Use Disorder Case Manager
Family Services Specialist Assistant
Social Services Liaison
Case Management Aide
Social Services Para-professional