Register Now for Our Summer CASAC Class!

No need to come to campus - this class will be delivered during scheduled meeting times using Zoom! Students must have access to a reliable internet connection to participate in the class.

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.

Plan ahead! CASAC 103 will be offered this summer. Summer registration will open by 4/1/2020. CASAC 104 and 105 will be offered in fall 2020. Check back in July for more details.


Gabrielle Martinez

For more information about this program, please contact Professor VanVoorhis at Vanvoor@sunydutchess.edu.


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