Addictions Study, Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec

This program provides academic preparation for persons working or preparing to work in the field of addiction including alcohol and drug abuse treatment. It will look at commonalities of the various addiction and treatment modalities.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

Required Courses
HMS 100Introduction to Human Services3
HMS 101Human Services: Theories and Skills3
HMS 205Crisis Intervention3
HMS 111Group Practice in Human Services3
HMS 201Workplace Learning I: Human Services3
HMS 203Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar I3
SOC 126Pharmacology of Addictive Drugs3
SOC 211Substance Use, Abuse and Dependence3
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
Human Growth and Development (MOTR PSYC 200)
Abnormal Psychology
Family and Society
Total Credit Hours27

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2021, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
SOC 211 Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence3Reading Proficiency.
HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services3Reading Proficiency.
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or Human Growth and Development (MOTR PSYC 200)
or Abnormal Psychology
or Family and Society
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079.
HMS 101 Human Services: Theories and Skills3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
HMS 201 Workplace Learning I: Human Services3HMS 100 and HMS 101 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.Practicum sites should be identified prior to the end of the previous semester.
HMS 203 Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar I3HMS 100 and HMS 101 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
HMS 111 Group Practice in Human Services3Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
HMS 205 Crisis Intervention3Reading Proficiency.
SOC 126 The Spectrum of Drugs and Society3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours15
Total Credit Hours27

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.