Earn CASAC credentials to advance your career

Position yourself to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from addiction and substance abuse. At Jamestown Community College, you can earn the hours needed to prepare you for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification.

CASAC certification is vital for professionals who work with people experiencing problems with addiction and substance abuse.

Our coursework meets the 350 educational hours required through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Coursework is completed online and during day or evening classes.

This program is for you if...

  • you are a student pursuing a degree in human services, social work, criminal justice, nursing, psychology, and related fields.

  • you are a professional in the field seeking additional certification.

OASAS approved coursework*:

Students will develop knowledge of the nature and history of addiction and chemical dependency, and learn skills needed for intake assessment, treatment planning, case management, individual and group counseling. Students will participate in a fieldwork experience that provides a minimum of 135 hours of practical, supervised field experience in an addictions agency.

  • PSY 1510: General Psychology
  • PSY 2540: Interpersonal Group Dynamics
  • PSY 2560: Abnormal Behavior
  • BIO 1510: Health Science
  • HUS 1280: Family Systems
  • HUS 1310: Studies in Alcohol & Chemical Dependency
  • HUS 1410: Generalist Practice Skills in Human Services
  • HUS 2230: Interviewing & Counseling
  • HUS 2430: Chemical Dependency Treatment Methods
  • HUS 2400: Ethics & Critical Issues in Substance Abuse
  • HUS 2215: Field Placement I: Addictions Counseling

*OASAS Education and Training Provider Number 0056.
More info on NYS CASAC credentialing process