Human Services

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Public Policy & Service
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

What is the program?

The Human Services Program is part of the Department of Public Policy and Service. The Human Services program is for students seeking licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), or certification as a Prevention Specialist. The LCDC is the only mental health counseling license in Texas that requires an associate's degree rather than a master’s degree.

What will I learn?

Courses are designed to meet licensing requirements for the LCDC, as well as provide a strong foundation for other careers in mental health. Courses cover how to work directly with clients in human service prevention and treatment settings. This is the only academic program in San Antonio at an accredited college that meets the state's educational requirements for LCDC licensure! 

What can I do with this course of study?

Graduates can seek licensure as LCDCs, and certification as prevention specialists. They can transfer to selected university bachelor's degree programs. They can seek employment in mental health/human services settings.

What's special about the program?

All Human Services faculty members are professional clinicians, with one or more state-level professional licenses.  They work with clients and bring that expertise to the classroom. Students learn how to work with clients, not just about working with clients.  The Human Services Program is a great place to start a professional career (not just a job) helping people!

Practical preparation for a career in the human services field

Contact Us

Suzanne Davis-Thomas
Program Coordinator
NTC 326
(210) 486-1260

Dr. Leonard Lira
CAC 238B
(210) 486-1321

Isela Argenal
Academic Unit Assistant
CAC 236
(210) 486-1313

Marcus Dlugosz
Administrative Assistant
CAC 238
(210) 486-1315