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Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

Associate in Science

Human Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse

HSM-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2016 (510)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2016 (510), 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 Leadership Information

Cheryl Kerr, Program Director, (727) 341-3736

Program Summary

*** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ADMITTING STUDENTS AND HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE SOCIAL & HUMAN SERVICES DEGREE (HUS-AS) ***

Human services professionals work in a variety of settings with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve their quality of life. Our programs help you gain the needed skills to enter and succeed in this field. Our programs:
o Prepare you for quick entry-level employment
o Reflect an interdisciplinary approach to psychology, mental health, addictions, counseling, social work, sociology and youth development
o Emphasize interviewing/assessing, addiction counseling, intervention techniques, knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive behavior patterns, communication skills and ethical issues

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.


Job Related Opportunities

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Community Health Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Substance Abuse Technician
  • Victim Advocate
  • Youth Worker

Admission Rules

It is highly recommended that prior to beginning the degree program, students complete CGS 1070 or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement. General Education and Support courses do not have to be completed in the order listed. Program courses may be taken concurrently with general education and support courses. Please see an Academic Advisor at the St. Petersburg Gibbs campus or the Program Director.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Ethics (Select 3 credits)

Studies in Applied Ethics
3
Honors Studies in Applied Ethics
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Psychology (Select 3 credits)

General Psychology 1
3
Honors General Psychology
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Computer and Information Literacy Requirement (Complete 1 credit)

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Computer Competency requirement for this AS degree.
Basic Computer and Information Literacy
1
Computer Applications
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 3 credits

Developmental Psychology of the Life Span
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 51 Credits

Introduction to Intra and Inter-Personal Processes 2
3
Principles of Substance Abuse 3
3
Basic Counseling Skills 4
3
Methods for Identification and Intervention in Substance Abuse
3
Issues in Addiction Prevention 5
2
Dual Diagnosis I 6
2
HIV/AIDS & Drug Crisis 7
2
Dynamics of Groups and Group Counseling 8
3
Abused Substances and their Effects
3
Evaluation of Treatment Environments
3
Studies in Behavioral Modification 9
3
Treatment and Resources in Substance Abuse 10
3
Co-op Work Experience in Human Services 11
3
* After completing all of the above course requirements, students will be eligible to graduate with the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
Theories and Foundations of Crisis Intervention
1
Practices for Working With Dysfunctional Family Systems
2
Strategies for Building Self Esteem
3
Building Stronger Families and Communities 12
3
Principles and Strategies for Human Services 13
3
Social Services and the Disenfranchised 14
3

1 Course also applies to the Maternal and Child Health Advanced Technical Diploma (MCHL-ATD), the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT), and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
2 Course also applies to the Maternal & Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD), the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT), and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
3 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
4 4 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT) and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
5 5 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
6 6 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
7 7 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
8 8 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT) and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
9 9 Course also applies to the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
10 10 Course also applies to the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT).
11 11 Course also applies to the Maternal & Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD), the Addiction Studies Certificate (ADS-CT), and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
12 12 Course also applies to the Maternal & Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD) and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
13 13 Course also applies to the Maternal & Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD) and the Youth Development Professional Certificate (YDPF-CT).
14 14 Course also applies to the Maternal & Child Health Applied Technology Diploma (MCHL-ATD).

73
Total Credits