Register Now for Our Fall CASAC Class

Class will meet through remote digital learning environments such as Zoom for “live” group classes. Students will also be using remote environments such as Blackboard and email for asynchronous components. Students will need a computer, tablet or smart phone with reliable wifi connection.

Please note: registration for the class will close one week before the start date! You will be expected to regularly check your email for instructions on how to join the “live” classes and log into your Blackboard account. If the start date is approaching and you have not seen an email from us, please check your spam folder. You must also attempt to log into your account a few days prior to the start of the course so that you can notify us of any problems that may require assistance from the computer helpdesk.

With heroin and other substance-related addictions on the rise, trained counselors are in high demand to assist in the frontline battle. Our OASAS approved 350-hour program is designed to give you the educational skills you’ll need to assist in this fight and work toward your CASAC. You can work as a Resident Aide, Counselor or Case Manager in residential settings or detox inpatient/outpatient recovery centers.

Our students range from doctors, judges, social workers, teachers, law enforcement to those just beginning their careers in addiction counseling. For some beginning students this is the first step in their education process as they also plan on pursuing degree programs in human services or social work.  If you’re insightful, empathetic and passionate about helping people at a critical time in their lives, then consider the CASAC Program.

If you are interested in a two-year degree program, the CASAC 350 curriculum is also embedded in our Behavioral Science degree program. For a basic overview of the credit program, please click here.


Gabrielle Martinez

For more information about this program, please contact Professor Buglion at buglion@sunydutchess.edu.


Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Bowne Hall, Room 220/223
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8910