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Program Description

Do you have a passion to help people in emotional or psychological need or those that abuse alcohol or drugs? If so, a career as a Substance Abuse Counselor may be for you. ACC’s Human Services - Substance Abuse Counseling Department offers students the opportunity to meet license requirements for chemical dependency counseling (LCDC) and/or to work in a variety of human services environments. Students who complete courses and field work required in each program will meet the eligibility requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services to take the licensure exams for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

ACC is a founding member of the South Southwest HHS Region 6 Addiction Technology Transfer Center consortium. The consortium’s mission is to increase the number of minority counselors in publicly funded chemical dependency treatment centers and to upgrade the quality of counselor education.

Career Opportunities

Demand is expected to be strong for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. There is a tremendous opportunity for bilingual Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors. Graduates care for the mentally disabled and developmentally challenged, provide substance abuse treatment, work as psychiatric technicians, provide services in social work settings, and provide services in faith-based organizations. The average salary range for a Mental Health Counselor is $40,000 - $52,000* and approximately $26,000 - $34,000* for Mental Health Technicians (1 year certificate).



Associate of Applied Science Degree

Human Services - Substance Abuse Counseling.........................................................60 credit hours


Human Services - Substance Abuse Counseling.........................................................36 credit hours

Advantages of ACC

  • ACC is a member of the South Southwest HHS Region 6 Addiction Technology Transfer Center consortium (South Southwest/Region 6 ATTC).
  • Small classes and personal attention.
  • Affordable tuition and fees – Financial assistance available to those who qualify.

For more information, call 281-756-3652 or email

Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road • Alvin, TX 77511

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email:

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