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This course meets the educational requirements established by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for individuals who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling and those who are looking to obtain a CASAC-T.

Please note: Prospective students should speak with the CASAC coordinator prior to enrolling in order to gain an understanding of the scope of work in the classes, OASAS's credentialing process, and other essential information for understanding a career in substance use disorder counseling.

Intake appointments for Spring 2024 CASAC courses will resume March 2024.


CASAC 1-02: Neurochemistry of Addiction Pharmacology

Timeframe: 4 Months | 15 Sessions | 45 hours

Schedule: Mon | November 13 – Mar 25 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm | Virtual Course

No Class: Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 15, Feb 12, Feb 19

Instructor: Mike Squeglia

Tuition: $530.00 | $500.00 + $30 registration fee


CASAC 2-02: Group Counseling Theory

Timeframe: 4 Months | 17 Sessions | 50 hours

Schedule: Thurs | November 16 – Mar 21 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm | Virtual Course

No Class: Nov 23, Dec 28

Instructor: Mike Squeglia

Tuition: $530.00 | $500.00 + $30 registration fee


CASAC 2-03: The Family and Substance Abuse Counseling

Timeframe: 4 Months | 17 Sessions | 50 hours

Schedule: Wed | November 15 – Mar 20 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm | Virtual Course

No Class: Nov 22, Dec 27

Instructor: Mike Squeglia

Tuition: $530.00 includes $30 registration fee

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are front-line public health workers who help individuals and families connect to healthcare/social resources to support their wellness. The Community Health Worker Certificate Training Program provides learners with the skills and knowledge to enter into the workplace as a CHW, Advocate, Navigator, Outreach or Resource Coordinator. CHWs are frequently employed in community-based organizations and are emerging in healthcare settings. Upon completing training, students receive a certificate issued by the City University of New York.

We are excited to announce that recruitment has begun for Community Health Worker training with the College of Staten Island's Office of Workforce Development and Innovation in partnership with Staten Island Performing Program System (SI PPS)!

Our next cohort is scheduled to launch in January 2024.

If you are interested in joining the next cohort, please click here to complete the intake form.

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPAS) are individuals who have lived experience with substance use disorder and who are certified to provide non-clinical coaching, support, information, guidance, and motivation to those seeking or sustaining recovery from a substance use disorder. Training includes Advocacy, Mentoring/Education, Recovery/ Wellness Support and Ethical Responsibility. Upon successful program completion, students are eligible for paid work under the provisional CRPA credential (CRPA-P).

If you would like to be considered for enrollment, please click here to begin the process.