Applicant Welcome Message
Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for your recent inquiry into Daytona State College’s Human Services Program. Our program offers an Associate of Science Degree in Human Services Addictions Specialization which provides coursework that helps prepare students for certification as an addiction professional. This is a 73-credit hour program. You can also earn certificate in Addictions Studies Specialization 0813, and/or Human Services Assistant Specialization 0814. These are 39 and 27 credit-hour programs
The Human Services program includes courses in psychology, sociology, crisis intervention, counseling, family dynamics, therapeutic interviewing, and rehabilitation, addictions and drug and alcohol prevention. Through classroom simulation and required internships, students develop skills in interviewing, observing behaviors, counseling/case management, social services and documentation techniques. They apply individual and group counseling, family work and treatment planning. College and community service is required and provides contacts for employment.
The Human Services program is a single source provider for the Florida Certification Board, which credentials addictions, behavioral health, prevention and several other subspecialties of Human Services.
For any of these programs, a strong desire to help others is an important consideration; individuals need to show patience, understanding and knowledge with a positive attitude in their dealings with others. These students and graduates are highly valued by employers. Other important traits include communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to manage time effectively. Places of employment may include mental health agencies, social service settings, and facilities for retiring and aging individuals, family-child and youth agencies, addictions programs, and domestic violence.
If you are interested in the Human Services program, it is beneficial to your success to contact me at (386) 506-3746 or eniwayo@DaytonaState.edu.