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Human Services AAS Degree: General Human Services Concentration

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The Human Services program offers two degrees within its general human services track. The Basic Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate (Certificate 1) provides the foundational knowledge and skills related to the substance abuse counseling field. The certificate, which also includes eh state-mandated 300 hour field practicum, allows graduates to apply with the state of Texas to become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LSCD) Interns. LCDC Interns are permitted to begin working in the substance abuse counseling field in entry-level positions. Completing the second degree offered within this concentration, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, places graduates on the path to become fully licensed at LCDCs once they have completed all of their Intern requirements.

Human service professionals are motivated by helping others. Effective professionals are patient, have empathy and compassion for others, and enjoy giving of themselves and working with others. Human service professionals should also be able to manage their time well and possess effective communication skills. Because of the nature of the work in this field, professionals should be mature, stable and dependable.

Many graduates work one-on-one with clients in direct care positions, while others work behind the scenes or in administrative or management positions. Human service professionals work in government- or state-funded agencies, in non-profit agencies, in residential treatment programs and hospitals, and in private offices or agencies.

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Please contact Glen Killian at Glen.H.Killian@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7061 for more information.

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Human Services Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories 3
DAAC 1417 Basic Counseling Skills 4
DAAC 1319 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 3
SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
CMSW 1353 Family Intervention Strategies 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling 3
Elective Technical Track Elective - (CMSW, DAAC, SCWK, GERS) 3
CMSW 1341 Behavior Modification with Cognitive Disorder 3
Third Semester Courses 17 Credits
ENGL 1301 Compostition and Rhetoric I 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective Life & Physical Sciences2 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers 3
Fourth Semester Courses 12 Credits
Elective Technical Track Elective - (CMSW, DAAC, SCWK, GERS) 3
DAAC 2360-or-SCWK 2386 Clinical - Alcohol/Drug Counseling1-or-Internship - Social Work1 3
GOVT 2305-or-GOVT 2306 Federal Government-or-Texas Government 3
Elective Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, & Culture Elective2 3
Human Services AAS Degree (General Human Services Track) Program Total 60 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $33,5801

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor)2
  • Client Advocate2
  • Case Mangement Aide2
  • Caseworker2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

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