The 350-hour Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor program is a non-credit certificate program through the Center for Community Education and Training at Alfred State. Courses are non-transferrable to any credit bearing program.
- All courses are offered online with the exception of 18-hours of “Skills Seminars” to practice what you have learned.
- Students are required to purchase two books that they will use throughout the program.
- Students will complete a 300-hour clinical internship to get hands-on experience in the field.
- Students who already work in the field and have a clinical supervisor do not have to do the clinical internship as long as their clinical supervisor can sign off on their ability to perform the 12 core functions of a substance abuse counselor. The certificate of completion will not be given until the Center for Community Education and Training has this sign off.
Students Lacking a Few CASAC Hours
Students who lack a few hours to complete the CASAC program, and have submitted an application to NYS OASAS before Jan. 1, 2014, may take their remaining hours from Alfred State. Please contact NYS OASAS and ask for a deficiency listing sheet of the classes lacking to complete the program then contact The Center for Community Education and Training at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.