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    24 credit hours

Addiction Studies Certificate

  • CT iconThis 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).


    • Meets the educational requirements for taking these examinations through the Florida Certification Board: Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) and Certified Addiction Professional
    • Takes four terms to complete
    • Transfers to our A.S. in Human Services

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  • Academic Pathway 

    Please see the curriculum content for the most current academic pathway for this program.

  • You Will Learn

    • Basic counseling skills and treatment modalities
    • Behavior modification and therapeutic interventions
    • Legal and ethical responsibilities
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    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 cut costs.

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  • This certificate transfers to our Social and Human Services A.S. Degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.
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    Cheryl Kobus KerrProgram Director IISPKerr.Cheryl@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3736