ACM Logo

Addictions Certificate

Helping Others Live Addiction-Free
Nationally, communities are being forever changed by the expanding opioid crisis. As the need for well-trained addictions professionals continues to grow, our Addictions Certificate –as part of our Human Service Associate program –offers you the chance to gain much-needed competencies in addiction treatment and service delivery, and be part of the solution.
Associate Professor & Program Director
Location: ALLIED HEALTH (AH) 240
Program Details
The Certificate in Addictions provides students with knowledge that is essential for the field of addictions. When combined with other requirements of the Maryland State Addictions Licensing Board, these courses will also meet the required addictions specific courses for the Maryland Addictions Counselor Certification.

The Certificate in Addictions is intended primarily for students enrolled in Allegany College of Maryland’s Human Service Associate degree program or another Maryland State-approved addictions preparation degree. Students interested in a career in addictions counseling should refer to the Human Service Associate Degree program for a description of this curriculum or consult with the Advising Center for other options. However, while the Certificate courses are open to anyone who would like to enhance their resume or career portfolio or to individuals with an interest in addictions, the Certificate courses alone will not enable an individual to sit for the associate level Maryland State Addictions Counselor Certification Exam.

Twenty-four credits (eight courses) are required to complete the certificate and all courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Successful completion of this program qualifies a student to apply for a Certificate in Addictions.


Why this Program?
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor faculty member
  • Program accredited since 1982
  • Seamless transfer opportunities for advanced degrees
  • Employment of addictions counselors is expected climb by 13% by 2026
What will you do?
  • Become a certified supervised alcohol and drug counselor (CSC-AD)
    • Approved Associate-level degree for certification
    • Addiction-specific coursework and internships
    • Group and individual counseling courses
    • Skills training in clinical evaluations, treatment plans, service referrals, and community education
    • Training in professional ethics and responsibilities

Discover more...

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, helping field of Addictions.

Annette Clark
Assistant Professor

Allied Health 239

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.S., Capella University
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Search for a program or interest