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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College

Human Services-Addiction Studies AS

Human Services-Addiction Studies  (2391)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
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
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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 two years if you attend full time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

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

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General Education Credits: 18
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
PSY2012 General Psychology 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Natural Sciences - Area IV, Tier 1 & 2 (BSC1005 Concepts of Biology recommended) 3
Required Courses Credits: 42
CLP2001 Personality Development and Adjustment 3
DEP2004 Human Growth and Development 3
ENC1102 College Composition 2 3
HSC2100 Health Concepts and Strategies 3
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
HUS1850C Field Work/Internship in Human Services 1 3
HUS2851C Field Work/Internship in Human Services 2 3
SYG2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Program Credits: 60

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
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 for more information.

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