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Frequently Asked Questions About the Human Services Program

How much does the program cost?

With tuition at $104.48 per semester hour ($406.80 for out of state fees); The Human Services Addictions Specialization Degree (Code 2007) tuition for this 73 college credit hour program would be approximately $7,627.00 ($29,696.00 for out of state). Additional costs for textbooks etc. approximately $800.00.

Within this degree program are two college credit certificates which applicants have an option to complete:

Human Services Assistant Specialization (0814)

Human Services Addictions Studies Specialization (0813)

You should discuss which one of these would best fit your interests. When registering for courses you must take into account that some courses have pre-requisite courses (required as a preliminary course) and co-requisite courses (courses required to be taken together). In addition some courses are only given in certain semesters.

FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) Level II Background Screening

Once applicants are provisionally accepted to begin the program, they will be required to complete an FDLE Level II Screening, which includes Fingerprinting and Drug Testing. The approximate cost for this is $90. Instructions will be provided once a student is provisionally accepted into the program. In addition, individuals with felony records will be required to complete State and/or DCF exemption applications for approval prior to completing the externship portion of the program. This is to ensure placement for the clinical externship portion of the program. Applicants that are determined to be ineligible for clinical placement will not be allowed to enroll in the program.

What type of occupations fall under Human Services?

The scope of occupations that fall under Human Services is vast. The nature of the work “Human Services Worker is a generic term for people who hold professional and paraprofessional jobs in such diverse settings as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, mental retardation, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies, and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging. Job titles, duties and salaries vary a great deal depending upon the employment setting and the kinds of clients served.

What are examples of occupational titles in the Human Services field?

Activities Director

Family Support Worker

Addictions Counselor

Gerontology Aide

Admissions Counselor/ Recruiter

Group Activities Facilitator

Adult Day Care Worker

Group Home Worker

Assistant Case Manager

Half-way House Counselor

Behavior Support Assistant

Home Health Aide

Behavioral Health Technician (Mental Health Tech.)

Intake Specialist

Behavioral Management Aide

Job Coach

Case Manager Parole Officer

Juvenile Court Liaison

Case Worker

Life Skills Instructor

Child Advocate

Neighborhood Worker

Client Advocate

Probation Officer

Clinical Specialist

Psychological Aide

Community Action Worker

Rehabilitation Case Worker

Community Organizer

Residential Case Worker

Community Outreach Worker

Residential Counselor

Coordinator, Family Services

Social Service Specialist Assistant

Counselor Aide

Social Service Worker/ Aide

Crisis Intervention Counselor

Social Work Assistant

Domestic Abuse Worker

Substance Abuse Counselor

Eligibility Counselor

Therapeutic Assistant

Family Care Coordinator

Youth Specialist

Family Intervention Specialist

Youth Specialist Assistant

Students with an Associate of Science degree in Human Services can use coursework in the program towards certification with the Florida Certification Board.

Some of the Certifications are:

CAP — Certified Addictions Professional

CAAP I & II — Certified Associate Addictions Professional (NOW CAC’s and CAS’s)*

CCJAP — Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional

CAPP I & II — Certified Addictions Prevention Professional (NOW broadened to all Prevention Activities

Child Welfare Case Manager

Should I make an appointment before scheduling my first semester classes?

If you have already received a letter of provisional acceptance to the program, it is recommended that you make an appointment with Dr. Olu Eniwaye to discuss your schedule for registration into the selected program.

What else does the Human Services Program entail?

There are courses such as Internships that are on-campus or outside field-work at designated Human Services agencies. Where you will do your field-work will depend on your chosen program and interests. These are a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and to network within the system. It is recommended that you experience several agencies while in the program to get an informed perspective of the Human Services Field.

What is the difference between a Practicum and an Externship?

Externship is another word for internship. Human Services majors will participate in three Internships of 90 hours apiece with Daytona State College’s Human Services program designated agencies in three separate semesters.

Does the Human Services program have its own organization or clubs?

Yes, as mentioned before we have our own mentoring program to assist students

Then we have our Organization for Human Services and SOHS, (Southern Organization of Human Services) both of them are worth belonging to as you will learn much about what Human Services entails.

The Human Services Club introduces the students to the human services and social work professions, through guest speakers and participation in professional conferences and community activities- Every year the SOHS members have an annual conference where local students and faculty, are given an opportunity to present. There is an abundance of information in the mentoring office in reference to these organizations.

Rev 3/2013

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Last updated: 2014-08-04T21:14:15.013Z