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 the state-mandated 300 hour field practicum, allows graduates to apply with the state of Texas to become Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) 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.