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Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Training Now Online at Cazenovia College

350 hours of education and training, completely in online format, leads to CASAC-T credential
Cazenovia, N.Y. (April 24, 2014) – Cazenovia College officials recently received approval from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to offer a completely online format of courses leading to Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor-Trainee (CASAC-T) certification.
This 350-hour program is comprised of 11 Cazenovia College online courses for which participants earn college credit. These courses allow one to meet the education and training requirements for the CASAC-T application in New York State. Online courses are scheduled to begin May 21, 2014 for interested students and professionals.
Program Highlights
  • Cazenovia College is one of only two colleges in New York State approved to offer the 350 hours of education and training completely in an online format.
  • Credits may be applied toward a Cazenovia College associate or bachelor degree in Human Services.
  • Financial aid is available for degree-seeking students.
  • The required courses are now offered both online and on-campus.
Career Opportunities
CASAC certification is specifically designed for individuals to work in an area related to alcohol and substance abuse treatment. With CASAC certification, one could work in an inpatient rehabilitation center, a halfway house, an outpatient addiction program, an assessment and referral program or in adolescent treatment.
Students who complete the 350 hours of education and training through certified education and training providers are eligible to submit the CASAC/CASAC-Trainee application for approval to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
For more information, visit or contact Sherri Benedict at (315) 655-7288 or
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit