Earn an Addiction Studies Certificate

This program prepares you to work in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention or addiction treatment. The Human Services Program is a single-source provider with the Florida Certification Board (FCB).

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

6,990

2031

8,040

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1020

Social and Human Service Assistants

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2021 Employment

420,600

2031

472,900

Percent Change

13

Projected Job Openings

55900

SKILLS you learn in SPC's Addiction Studies Certificate

  • Basic counseling skills and treatment modalities
  • Behavior modification and therapeutic interventions
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities

Addiction Studies Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

ADS-CT
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program will prepare students for entry level work in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention and/or addiction treatment. The Human Services Program is a Single-Source Provider with the Florida Certification Board (FCB). The coursework in this Certificate satisfies the content specific training requirements for the Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) examination, the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) examination, and the Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) through the FCB. There are additional requirements to quality for these examinations (i.e., work experience). See the FCB website for details www.flcertificationboard.org or contact the Program Director.

These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Social and Human Services ā€“ Addiction Studies sub plan.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

Total Credits:
24
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Dr. Joseph Smiley
Dean, Social/Behavioral Science & Human Services
smiley.joseph@spcollege.edu
727.712.5851

Florida CIP Code

0451150100: Addiction Services ()

Federal CIP Code

51.1501: Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.

Certification

SPC's Addiction Studies Certificate meets the educational requirements and prepares you for the Florida Certification Board exams to become a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), or Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT).

CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

This certificate transfers to our Social and Human Services Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

We also offer continuing education for health professionals.

Addiction Studies Certificate