Addictions Study, Certificate of Specialization

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.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. Recognize the commonalities and differences between the various addictions such as substance, gambling, sex, eating, shopping, and/or Internet abuses.
  2. Understand the complexities involved in evaluating and treating persons suffering from addictions.
  3. Apply treatment modalities used to help individuals with addictive behavior and assess their effectiveness.
  4. Accurately document a client’s evaluation and treatment of addiction.
  5. Adhere to all appropriate ethical and legal guidelines.
Program Requirements
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 126The Spectrum of Drugs and Society3
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 2022, 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 ProficiencyPracticum 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 ProficiencyApply 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.