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Where can you purchase CASAC online courses?

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The Metropolitan College of New York offers Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Counseling Program, or CASAC, courses and provides a completion certificate to students who finish 350 hours of education and training at the college. Students can also enroll in CASAC courses at Cazenovia College in New York.

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The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, or OASAS, requires students to take eight courses and 350 hours of classes to obtain the OASAS certificate. The CASAC program offered at MCNY can be finished in one year and requires a high school diploma or GED. OASAS-certified instructors at MCNY handle classes comprised of small groups.

Cazenovia College offers 350 hours of classes and 11 courses in an online format. Students can use the credits for an associate or bachelor degree in Human Services at the college. Those who want to attain a degree can avail of financial aids. The tuition per credit hour is $250, and the total tuition for a three-credit course is $750 as of 2015.

Students who take the CASAC program focus on studying the physiological and psychopharmacological factors involved in the use of substances such as alcohol and drugs. The program also helps students acquire individual and group counseling skills and learn confidentiality ethics, proper family treatment and multicultural problems.

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