The mission of the Social and Human Services Program is to provide the highest quality education to future and current Human Service Professionals by providing a learning environment that supports the development of culturally competent, compassionate and accountable professionals. Our program prepares graduates who are dedicated to the autonomy, dignity, and diversity of the people they serve.
The Addiction Services College Credit Certificate (CCC) is a shorter program of study that consists of select courses from the Social and Human Services Associate in Science Program. The CCC is designed to prepare students for employment as addictions specialists. It also provides an educational foundation for AA students who wish to pursue a higher degree in a related field, or supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field of addictions.
After successful completion of the Addiction Services CCC, the student will be able to perform the following:
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the human services delivery system and human services occupations.
- Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
- Apply case management skills in real life situations.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the biological aspects of addiction.
- Examine the theories, identification, and causes of addiction.
- Apply an understanding of treatment knowledge.
- Demonstrate competencies of practice using various interventions.
Many courses in the Program are available fully online (no classroom attendance) or offered in a blended format (occasional classroom attendance). The Social and Human Services Program is an open enrollment program; upon admittance to the program, no additional application is required. Students who enter the Addiction Services, CCC program in the Fall semester can complete the program in 3 semesters of part-time attendance. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
The Social and Human Services Program is a Florida Certification Board approved provider. Students who complete the Addiction Services CCC may meet the training requirements for board certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor or Certified Recovery Peer Specialist. Contact the Florida Certification Board at https://flcertificationboard.org/ for more information.
Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Options
All courses required for the Addiction Services CCC can be transferred to the Social and Human Services AS Degree, Addictions Track. Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a related field after graduation should consult with the program advisor to avoid taking excess credit hours and to assist with transfer to other institutions. There are particular courses that are required for the bachelor’s degree. These courses are outlined in the FloridaShines Common Prerequisites Manuals. Additionally, the Social and Human Services Program has established articulation agreements and Pathways that allow students pursuing the Social and Human Services AS Degree or an Associate of Arts degree with an Addiction Services CCC to transfer directly into bachelor’s degree programs in related fields. Contact the program advisor for more details.