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Mental Health & Human Services

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates:
    • Level 1 (21 semester credit hours)
    • Level 2 (33 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Northeast Campus

Program Options



Level 1

Level 2


Our program will prepare you to get a job or to continue your education in mental health and human services at a 4-year institution.

You will gain knowledge and skills in these service areas:

  • Mental health
  • Intellectual disability
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Other drug abuse

Mental Health Occupations

Mental health professionals share in the personal reward of helping individuals with psychological and social difficulties in need of their services.

If you are interested in entering this field, you should have:

  • Empathy
  • Acceptance
  • Understanding
  • Genuineness
  • Mental stability


Program-related courses are offered on Northeast Campus only. You can take core courses on any campus.

We prefer you take the following before enrolling in our program courses:

  • COSC-1301 Introduction to Computing
  • ENGL-1301 English Composition I

Special Requirements

To certify as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) Intern

  1. Complete all other coursework and these 4 courses :
    • DAAC-1304 Pharmacology of Addiction
    • DAAC-2307 Addicted Family Intervention
    • DAAC-2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
    • PSYT-2345 Principles of Behavior Management and Modification
  2. Take these 2 courses at the same time:
    • DAAC-2343 Current Issues and
    • DAAC-2366 Practicum: Substance Abuse / Addiction

Criminal Background Check

You must undergo and pass the criminal background check for the State of Texas in order to receive certification as a LCDC-Intern.

For more information regarding criminal history standards:

Texas Administrative Code

Health Services Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors:

Texas Department of State Health Services



Northeast Campus

Angela Shindoll, M.A., LCDC, Instructor and Program Coordinator

Updated September 06, 2018