Human Services (Addictions
Counseling Specialization) (2291)
THE CAREER: Graduates of this A.S. degree program
are eligible to apply for entry-level positions in the addictions
treatment field. Professionals in this field provide individual
and group counseling to deal with substance abuse issues, develop
individual treatment plans, provide correspondence to referral
sources and maintain a code of ethics. 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. Classes are offered
at North Campus in the evening.
Expected Job Growth:
36% within the next ten years.
at $12 - $15/hr; averaging $22,300 annually.
This program prepares students for the Certified Associate Addictions
Professional 1 (CAAP-1) exam.
The program admits students each Fall and Spring terms. 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:
- Have a valid social security number to be
used as a student identification number.
- Have a high school equivalency degree or valid high school diploma
- Satisfactorily complete all college preparatory
- Complete a program application (obtained
from the program office, 904.766.6663) prior to July 1
- Via enrollment services, ensure they are
degree-seeking and majoring in the Human Services program (2291).
General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
PSY 1012 General Psychology (3)
MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
HUM 2450 Humanities in the Americas (3)
BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Credit hours: 16
ENC 1102 English Composition II: Writing About Non-Fiction Prose
SPC 2016 Speech Communication for Business and the Professions
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
or REL 2300 World Religions
or PHI 2600 Moral and Political Philosophy
STA 2023 Elementary Statistics (3)
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development (3)
SLS 1931 Selected Topics in Student Life Skills (1)
Credit hours: 20
Human Services Courses
HUS 1032 Understanding Addiction - Concepts of Chemical Dependency
HUS 1303 Treatment Knowledge - Theory and Practice of Counseling
and Psychotherapy (3)
HUS 1308 Application to Practice - Communication skills in the
Helping Relationships (3)
HUS 1531 Professional Readiness - Drugs, Society and Human Behavior
HUS 2475 Professional Dimensions of Practice I - Professional
and Ethical Responsibilities (3)
HUS 2332 Professional Dimensions of Practice II - Clinical Evaluation
HUS 2333 Professional Dimensions of Practice III - Treatment Planning,
Service Coordination and Referral (3)
HUS 2334 Professional Dimensions of Practice IV - Counseling -
Individual and Group (3)
HUS 2444 Professional Dimensions of Practice V - Part I: Counseling
Families, Couples and Significant Others;
Part II: Client, Family and Community Education
HUS 2227 Professional Dimensions of Practive VI - Documentation
HUS 2930 Special Topics in Addictions and Counseling (3)
HUS 1940 Internship I (2)
HUS 2941 Internship II (2)
Credit hours: 58
Total Credit Hours: 73
Clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug screening
and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies
for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal
background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical
experiences by the clinical agencies. Withdrawal from the program
may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.
Estimated tuition is $4,400 (for Florida residents as of 7/04).
Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $400.