This program prepares you for entry level work in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention or addiction treatment. The Human Services Program is a single-source provider with the Florida Certification Board (FCB).
Please see the curriculum content for the most current academic pathway for this program.
As the human services industry moves toward more community-based
services, there will be an increasing demand for trained human services
professionals. Professionals with technical and interpersonal skills
that can address social, emotional and cognitive problems will remain in
demand. Employment in private agencies is expected to grow, as
governments continue to contract out services to the private sector to
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2018 (540)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2018 (540), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Cheryl Kerr, Program Director, (727) 341-3736Dr. Joseph Smiley, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, 727-712-5851
This program will prepare students for entry level work in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention and/or addiction treatment. The Human Services Program is a Single-Source Provider with the Florida Certification Board (FCB). The coursework in this Certificate satisfies the educational/training requirements for the Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) examination, the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) examination, and the Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) through the FCB. There are additional requirements to quality for these examinations (i.e., work experience). See the FCB website for details www.flcertificationboard.org or contact the Program Director.
These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Social and Human Services - Addiction Studies sub plan.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
0451159901: Addiction Services
Federal CIP Code
51.1501: Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.
MAJOR CORE COURSESGrade of "C" or better in each of these courses
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