The Human Services Program offers an AAS degree in Human Services with specialties in Addiction Counseling, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Gerontology. The Addictions Counseling specialty is for students pursuing licensure as chemical dependency counselors or are currently licensed as a chemical dependency counselor. Students completing this degree fulfill the basic requirements set by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for pursuing licensure as a chemical dependency counselor. Licensure as a chemical dependency counselor in Texas requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in an approved major field of study. Individuals who are currently licensed by DSHS as chemical dependency counselors in Texas or certified by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium as an Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ADC) without an associate’s degree who complete this specialization may be awarded up to 27 semester hours of DAAC/PSYT credit toward degree completion. Contact the Human Services Program Coordinator for details.
The Substance Abuse Prevention specialty is designed for individuals to pursue certification as a Prevention Specialist, through DSHS or the IC&RC. Individuals who are currently certified Prevention Specialists may be awarded up to 27 semester hours of DAAC/PSYT credit toward degree completion.
The Gerontology specialization is designed for individuals interested in the field of aging, or to enhance those currently working in some area of gerontological services. The specialty offers an opportunity for individuals to enhance their knowledge in the field of gerontology through formal education.
Formal 2+2 transfer agreements as well as informal agreements have been established with several local universities. For more information, please contact the Human Services Program Coordinator.
San Antonio College is designated as a provider of continuing education for licensure renewal. For further information, please contact the Human Services Program Coordinator.
Students must meet with the Human Services Program Coordinator before enrolling in any Human Services course. Students enrolling in any of the Human Services degree/certificate program options must meet all current basic skill prerequisites.
Related Degrees and Certificates:
Drug / Alcohol Abuse Counseling, Level I Certificate
Substance Abuse Counseling, Level I Certificate
Associate of Applied Sciences Degree Plan
Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 61)