Student Assistance Coordinator

About Our Program

27 credits

The Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certification is a 27-credit program for counseling professionals preparing them to assist K-12 students in coping with emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral issues.  The SAC provides in-school assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling and referral services to any student who may be experiencing personal, family, and/or peer difficulties. The goal is to support the students and prevent personal difficulties from interfering with their success in school. This program meets the certification requirements for the Department of Education.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the role of SAC, the expectations of the position and how to implement policies and programs with other professionals in the school.
  • Acquire an appreciation for the role of the counselor in society and an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with that role.
  • Evaluate programs and the available resources of the SAC
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the statistics of substance abuse and the resources available to the students in their community.
  • Understanding substance abuse and the resources available to the students in their community.
  • Evaluate case studies and apply the law, policies and counseling strategies.
  • Acquire extensive practical experience in counseling under supervision in appropriate field settings.

Program Details

Admission requirements, program requirements, and course descriptions can be downloaded hereĀ»


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Contact Information

Brianna Whitehouse
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2078


Program Advisor:

Dr. Harriett Gaddy 
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2119