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Human Service Technology - Certified Prevention Specialist - Occupational Skills Award

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The Certified Prevention Specialist Occupational Skills Award (OSA) completes the educational requirement of the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP), Certified Prevention Specialist. In order to obtain the complete certification, a student must take an additional 2000 hours of field work and pass a written exam. For complete requirements, go to the TCBAP website, The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires the Prevention Certification in order to administer prevention programs funded by DSHS.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
DAAC 2306 Substance Abuse Prevention I 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
Semester 2
DAAC 2353 Substance Abuse Prevention II 3
Semester 3
DAAC 1264 Practicum - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 11