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Social and Human Services (Addictions Specialization), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2007 - 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 Specialization Program at Daytona State College is to prepare students for careers that focus on helping people and communities to solve problems, and to help people live more satisfying lives. This is accomplished by offering a curriculum providing graduates of the program with a solid foundation of principles, theories, ethics, and applied skills in the areas of addictions, chemical dependency, and human services. The program is specifically committed to provide training and experience that will enable graduates to become effective human services professionals that will work in agencies that provide a variety of services to help people overcome various life problems, including addiction and chemical dependency. This program can also prepare graduates for matriculation in to a baccalaureate program in Human Services, Social Work, or a similar discipline. It is also a goal of this program to promote the values and ethics of working with diverse populations.

Description:

The Social and Human Services Addictions Specialization program focuses on teaching broad, transferable skills that encompass the areas of human services, including addiction and chemical dependency. Skill acquisition and practical experience are gained through specific coursework, and professionally supervised externships that are offered at various human services agencies throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties. The established curriculum includes coursework in the following areas: Addictions, Chemical Dependency, Psychopharmacology, Psychology, Counseling, Ethics, Treatment Planning, Sociology, and Communication. This curriculum is also designed to help prepare graduates for the appropriate Florida Certification Board exams

A.S. Certificate That Leads To This Degree:

The following A.S. Certificate is embedded within this degree: Social and Human Services Addictions Studies Specialization - 081300. You may pursue the A.S. degree and also earn the A.S. certificate while completing the A.S. Degree requirements, or pursue the A.S. certificate to develop or upgrade your skills. Contact your faculty or academic advisor for details and course options.

Note: It is strongly encouraged that students take coursework in a specific order. Therefore, new students should schedule an interview with an academic counselor, faculty advisor, or department chair as soon as possible after deciding to apply to the program. Additionally, each year a mandatory program orientation is scheduled before classes begin.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the role of the human services worker in a variety of social service settings.
  2. Examine current social issues and their impact on society, including substance abuse, addictions, and chemical dependence.
  3. Compare and contrast a variety of family systems.
  4. Apply interpersonal skills in helping relationships, including crisis intervention and group dynamics.
  5. Apply case management skills, including interviewing, documentation, assessment, treatment planning, and the ability to make appropriate referrals.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to professional and ethical standards of practice, including confidentiality, sensitivity when working with diverse populations, and responsibility for professional growth.

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

Approximate Additional Costs

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $8

FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90 (estimate - will be due at time of externship}

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Attend mandatory program orientation.
  • Admission into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of required externships at a Daytona State College approved site. These externships will require a "favorable" drug screening, and a "favorable" criminal background check including a fingerprint review of state and federal criminal history information. The specific screening and background checks will be determined by the specific externship organization, and there will, in most all cases, be a cost associated with this that the student must pay.
  • Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures outlined in the College Student handbook.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 Credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

Choose one course from this core.

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Behavioral and Social Science Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose one course from this core.

LIT2110Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

LIT2120Masterpieces of World Literature II

3

HUM2210Prehistory to Medieval Humanities

3

HUM2230Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities

3

GEO2000World Geography

3

INR2002International Relations

3

REL2300World Religion

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

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

HUS2111Introduction to Interpersonal Behavior

3

HUS2320Introduction to Crisis Intervention

3

HUS2500Issues and Ethics in Human Services

3

HUS2520Dynamics of Abnormal Human Behavior

3

HUS2540Building Stronger Families and Communities

3

HUS2851Human Services Externship II

3

PSB2442Addictions I - Psychology of Addictions

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

 

CCJ1010Introduction to Criminology

3

OR

CCJ1020Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

OR

CCJ2650Drugs, Alcohol and Crime

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

HUS1001Introduction to Human Services

3

HUS2111Introduction to Interpersonal Behavior

3

 

CCJ1010Introduction to Criminology

3

OR

CCJ1020Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

OR

CCJ2650Drugs, Alcohol and Crime

3

2nd Semester

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

 

HUS1424Counseling for the Chemically Dependent

3

HUS2050Introduction to Case Management

3

HUS2500Issues and Ethics in Human Services

3

HUS2520Dynamics of Abnormal Human Behavior

3

Summer Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Year 2

1st Semester

HUS1421Assessment and Treatment Planning in Addictions

3

HUS1423Group Counseling in Substance Abuse

3

HUS1850Human Services Externship I

3

PSB2442Addictions I - Psychology of Addictions

3

2nd Semester

Humanities Core

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

HUS2320Introduction to Crisis Intervention

3

HUS2540Building Stronger Families and Communities

3

HUS2851Human Services Externship II

3

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

Total Credit Hours: 60