(Addictions Specialization) (2291)
Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science
MISSION STATEMENT: Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level healthcare practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
THE CAREER: Graduates of the A.S. or A.A.S. degree program are eligible to apply for entry-level positions in the addictions treatment field. Typical job titles include program assistant, mental health technician and counselor-in-training.
THE PROGRAM: This program is designed to meet the didactic requirement for admission to the CAAP-1 exam, however, admittance to the exam also requires the applicant to document approximately 3,000 hours of applicable job experience. For specifics concerning the CAAP-1 exam, please contact the Certification Board for Addictions Professionals of Florida, 1715 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32201. The program admits students each fall term. Admission is limited because of clinical placement concerns. All courses prefixed with HUS are offered at night on the North Campus.
To apply to the program, students must:
NOTE: Students have two
degree alternatives in this program: The associate in science (A.S.) and
the associate in applied science (A.A.S.). If you intend to pursue further
education at the university level, you should enroll in the A.S. option.
The A.S. guarantees your admission with junior standing into one of the
states public universities. If you intend to go directly to work
after completing your associates degree, consider the A.A.S. While
the A.A.S. will not provide you with the transfer benefits of the A.S.,
the A.A.S. will provide you with the skills required to begin working
in the field immediately upon graduation. If you are unsure of which option
is best for you, please see an advisor for further counseling.
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*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
NOTE: Students earning an
A.S. degree must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics
course. Students earning an A.A.S. degree must take MAT 1033 or a higher
level mathematics course.