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Tuition: The cost of the program is $3800. Minimum payments of $250 per month are required. However special payment plans are available. Monthly payments can be made anytime during the month. Payment through credit card is also available to students. HVRTC can receive funding through Access-VR and Department of Labor if you are eligible to receive these services.
Attendance: Attendance is required at all classes. Classes are held every Wednesday evening, 6-10 pm. Any missed classes must be made up by attending the class in the next cycle. All homework must be completed in order for you to receive your 350 hour certificate.
How to apply for a CASAC-T: Once you have completed your 350 classroom hours, you can apply to OASAS for your CASAC-T. Once you receive this, you can register for the CASAC Exam. Contact http://www.oasas.ny.gov/sqa/credentialing/CASACCover.cfm.
How to apply for a full CASAC Credential: Once you have passed the CASAC exam and completed your on-the-job training hours, you can apply for your full CASAC credential.
Internships and Job Placement: While HVRTC does not guarantee placement, we do work hand in hand with students and providers to help set up entry level internships/placement after the student has completed three months of CASAC education.
Admission criteria: Perspective student must complete attached application including essay and submit it to HVRTC along with proof of a HS diploma/GED certificate. All students will be interviewed by a staff member of HVRTC.
Previous Degree: If you have a college degree, BA or MA, we suggest to contact OASAS to determine if any of your completed courses can be applied to your 350-hours. http://www.oasas.ny.gov/sqa/credentialing/CASACCover.cfm. You need to send in a CASAC-T application, with your transcripts and the $100 fee. OASAS will then provide you with a letter describing what if any of your courses will apply. HVRTC will design an individual plan for you to complete what ever courses are required to complete your 350 hours. You will only be charged for the hours you need.
Taken CASAC courses elsewhere?: HVRTC can accept other OASAS certified Educational Training Providers section certificates to be applied towards your 350 hour course work. Your tuition and schedule will be adjusted accordingly..