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Human Services Certificate Level I

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The human services program provides the skills and competencies required for a variety of positions in the helping professions field. Human service professionals work with those experiencing a wide range of issues, struggles or problems, including those with developmental disabilities, individuals with mental health problems or disorders, people with substance abuse problems, clients with work or educational-related issues, or those needing assistance with basic life need issues such as housing, food, and clothing.

Human service professionals work with children, adults, groups, families and the elderly. 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

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Human Services AAS Degree: General Human Services Concentration.

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
CMSW 1341 Behavior Modification with Cognitive Disorder 3
DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling 3
Elective Technical1 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
Human Services Certificate Program Total 31 Credits


  1. Elective to be chosen from CMSW, DAAC, GERS or SCWK
  2. Capstone course

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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.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

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