Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


Addictions and Substance Abuse Profession

15 Credit Hours

College of Behavioral & Community Sciences


Certificate Description

The Addictions and Substance Abuse Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working in the addiction and substance abuse field. Completion of the certificate program meets partial requirement for state certification as an addiction professional (CAP). According to the Florida Certification Board, the CAP designation is a professional substance abuse credential for people who assess, develop and provde substance abuse t reatment services and plans. individuals holding the CAP are recognized/hold the practice rights of "qualified professionals" per Chapter 397, F.S. and is recognized by Florida's State Medicaid Plan. Therefore, this credential will allow stdudeents to practice in substance abuse field. This certificateacet program is beneficial to persons in socioalogy, social work, psychology, criminology, pre-med, nursing, and any closely related human service field.

Total Certificate Hours - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 15 Hours

RCS 4504 Therapeutic Communication Skills for Addiction Counseling
RCS 4452 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Addictions
RCS 4453 Overview of Addictive Disorders or MHS 4453 Applied Psychopharmacology in Drug Abuse and Dependency
RCS 4503 Addictions Treatment and Special Populations or MHS 4455 Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
RCS 4051 Addictions Counseling and Coordination of Services

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