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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Addiction Studies CCC

Addiction Studies  (6392)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Addiction Studies college credit certificate will provides a quicker and less intensive route for practitioners in the field to obtain their addiction certification provided by the Florida Certification Board. In addition, the college credit certificate provides a vital workforce development initiative to aid students and community agencies in obtaining certification, with increases in salary and employment.

Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be completed in 18 months if you attend full time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Suzie Duff,, (561) 868-3461.

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 24
HUS1001 Introduction to Human Services 3
HUS1302 Counseling and Interviewing 3
HUS1421 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Addictions 3
HUS1423 Group Counseling in Substance Abuse 3
HUS1424 Counseling the Chemically Dependent Person 3
HUS1440 Family Issues in Chemical Dependency 3
HUS1450 Dual Diagnosis 3
PSY2012 General Psychology * 3
Total Program Credits: 24
*Students will need to provide adequate English and Reading placement test scores or complete ENC1101 before enrolling in this course.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the addictions field as substance abuse counselors, human services practitioners, chemical dependency practitioners, addictions specialists, and social services practitioners or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Career Path Notes
The Addiction Studies CCC provides a route for practitioners in the field to obtain their addictions professional certification provided by the Florida Certification Board.

Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Human Services-Addiction Studies.

Career Center
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