Register Now for Our CASAC Class

Classes will be offered online via Zoom for “live” group classes. Students may also use 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: you will be expected to regularly check your email for instructions on how to join the “live” classes. If the start date is approaching and you have not seen an email from us, please check your spam folder. 

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.


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For more information about this program, please contact Mary Buglion at


Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Bowne Hall, Room 220/223
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8900