Addiction Services, Certificate


The mission of the Social and Human Services Program is to provide the highest quality education to future and current Human Service Professionals with a learning environment that supports the development of culturally competent, compassionate and accountable professionals. The 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, Addictions Track. The CCC is designed to prepare students for employment as addictions specialists, or to provide 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:

  1. Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the human services delivery system and human services occupations.
  2. Understand the importance of legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities.
  3. Apply case management skills in real life situations.
  4. Demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the biological aspects of addiction.
  5. Examine the theories, identification, and causes of addiction.
  6. Apply an understanding of treatment knowledge.
  7. Demonstrate competencies of practice using various interventions.

Program Highlights

All 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 degree; upon admittance to the college, no additional application is required. The Addiction Services, CCC can be completed in 3 semesters of part-time attendance if students begin in the Fall semester. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Program Distinctions

The Social and Human Services Program is a member of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) and supports the work of the Council in setting national standards for human service education. The Social and Human Services Program is also a Florida Certification Board approved provider. Students who complete the College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Addiction Services may meet the training requirements for one or more of the following certifications with the Florida Certification Board or the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Click here to see how our Program meets the training requirements of the Florida Certification Board (PDF). Our program meets the training requirements for certification only. The Florida Certification Board has additional requirements that must be met for full certification. Click on the following links for more information:

NOTE: HUS 2200 Dynamics of Groups and Group Counseling includes 8 hours of Whole Health FCB-approved program equivalence training. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree or higher may obtain academic training in the Social and Human Services Program to earn additional certifications such as the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP). Contact the Florida Certification Board for more information.

Program Contact Information

Cristy Clark, Ed.S., LMHC Program Director, Social and Human Services Email: Phone (239) 432-7391

Faculty Information

Adjunct Faculty

  • Elizabeth Badillo, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
  • Dana Buonanducci, MS, LMHC, NCC
  • Janetta Mullins, MS, Registered Intern
  • Elena M Engle, MA, LMHC, EMDRIA
  • Karly Philips, MSW, LCSW