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Social and Human Services Addictions Studies Specialization, A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0813 - Catalog 2017/2018

Michael Flota, Department Chair, 386-506-3844, Michael.Flota@daytonastate.edu

Nick Petropouleas, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3409, Nick.Petropouleas@daytonastate.edu

Arlene Saum, 386-506-3430, Arlene.Saum@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Social and Human Services Addictions Studies Specialization Certificate is to provide skills that are necessary for entry level employment as human services practitioners in addictions and chemical dependency service agencies. This certificate is also intended to cross-train current employees in human and social services agencies to become effective professionals that will provide services to help people overcome addiction and chemical dependency.

Description:

The Social and Human Services Addictions Studies Specialization certificate is designed for students who do not want to undertake the supporting academic courses required for the A.S. college degree, but who want to receive the training for entry level employment in addictions counseling and rehabilitation agencies. The certificate is also designed to cross-train current employees in human and social services agencies to become effective professionals that will provide services to help people overcome addiction and chemical dependency. The curriculum includes coursework in the following areas: Addictions, Chemical Dependency, Psychopharmacology, Counseling, Ethics, and Treatment Planning, and includes a professionally supervised externship that is offered at various human services agencies throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the AS Degree in Social and Human Services (Addictions Specialization) - 200700.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Human Services profession.
  2. Discuss the role(s) of the Human Services worker in evaluating clients with substance abuse issues.
  3. Describe the goals and tasks of the Human Services worker.
  4. Exhibit the skills necessary for effective professional work in the Human Services profession.
  5. Understand the established ethics along with the legal issues associated with the Human Services profession.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2,457*

Access Fee: $30 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $8.00

Drug Screen - Background Check: $90 (estimate - due at time of externship)

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Program specific and general education courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Attend mandatory program orientation.
  • This program requires successful completion of externship hours at a Daytona State College approved agency. Participation in externships will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information. The exact background check will be determined by the specific sponsoring externship agency.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures outlined in the College Student handbook.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student, 38% graduating within 2 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 100%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1011.00

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services

3

HUS1421Assessment and Treatment Planning in Addictions

3

HUS1423Group Counseling in Substance Abuse

3

HUS1424Counseling for the Chemically Dependent

3

HUS1850Human Services Externship I

3

HUS2050Introduction to Case Management

3

HUS2320Introduction to Crisis Intervention

3

HUS2500Issues and Ethics in Human Services

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services

3

HUS1424Counseling for the Chemically Dependent

3

HUS2320Introduction to Crisis Intervention

3

HUS2500Issues and Ethics in Human Services

3

2nd Semester

HUS1421Assessment and Treatment Planning in Addictions

3

HUS1423Group Counseling in Substance Abuse

3

HUS1850Human Services Externship I

3

HUS2050Introduction to Case Management

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 24