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Addictions Study


Addictions Study

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Offered through Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Services & Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | 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.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.


More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

Faculty and Staff

St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer and life-long learning.

Campus Life

St. Louis Community College offers students several opportunities to develop and expand their interests outside of the classroom. We provide opportunities to participate in service learning, leadership development, civic engagement activities, community service projects, clubs/organizations and other special presentations.

Affordable Education

As college costs continue to rise, St. Louis Community College continues to keep a high-quality college education within reach. It costs nearly 70 percent less per year to attend STLCC than other public universities in Missouri, and that figure is based on tuition alone. When you factor in additional four-year college expenses like room and board, the value of an education from STLCC becomes even clearer.

Want to take classes online?

Whether you are beginning work on an online degree or certificate program or taking one or two courses online to accommodate your busy schedule, STLCC Online can help you prepare for success.

$3,000 for Qualified Students

St. Louis Community College was awarded an Opioid Workforce Expansion Programs (OWEP) grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2019 to train 120 paraprofessionals in the Additions Study program at STLCC. Individuals who qualify for the OWEP grant will receive up to $3,000 to pay for tuition, textbooks, bus passes, academic supports (writing and tutors), monthly seminars/workshops, and peer mentoring support. Tuition payments for the grant ends fall 2021 and all courses must be completed by May 2022.

See if You Qualify

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 https://scorecard.mo.gov/. 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.

Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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