Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

Dedicate yourself to a rewarding career that changes lives, brings families together, and strengthens communities. In this course of study you’ll explore the psychology, biology, and social repercussions of substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

Our focus on real-world experience is facilitated by partnerships with local agencies such as the Miami Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Camillus House, and others. You’ll complete the program with the experience and knowledge needed to make a difference as a vital member of a health-care team that can include psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, and other professionals.

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Program Details

The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most discipline courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

Build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in human services. As an addiction studies student, you’ll learn about:

  • Addiction treatment
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Counseling
  • Ethics
  • Human development
  • Biology
  • And more

Career Prospects

Employment for counselors and workers involved in the treatment of addictive behavior is expected to grow much faster than the average. An education in addiction studies opens doors to careers in a variety of workplaces:

  • Mental health centers
  • Community health centers
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons and corrections facilities
  • Private practices

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