Human Services-Addiction Studies (2391)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This program focuses on teaching broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the human services profession, with an emphasis on addictions. The content includes: personal awareness, history and present state of addictions, interdisciplinary addiction professional roles and functions, various treatment modalities, and therapeutic interventions. It will stress interpersonal communication, assessment, evaluation, working knowledge of DSM diagnostic criteria, etiology of addictions, psychopharmacology, and health and safety issues prevalent in the addictive populations.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
The program can be completed in two years if you attend full time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Suzie Duff, duffs@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3461.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as clinical specialists, human services practitioners, chemical dependency practitioners, addictions specialists, substance abuse counselors, and social services practitioners or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
Career Path Notes
The Human Services Addiction Studies A.S. degree provides a route for practitioners in the field to obtain their addictions professional certification provided by the Florida Certification Board.
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. See www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor for more information.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/