The Human Services Department is compiled of two academic programs; the Addiction Counseling Program and the Community Health Worker Program.
Addiction Counselors are professional counselors that provide individual counseling, group counseling, and educational services to individuals and families experiencing the effects of alcohol and drug abuse addictions. The Addiction Counseling Program seeks to prepare students pursuing a career as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). The Addiction Counseling Program at Tyler Junior College meets all requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services in order to prepare students to become a Counselor Intern. Starting pay for for LCDC's in the East Texas Region is from $30,000-$35,000 per year.
More information can be found at: Addiction Counseling Program
Community Health Worker:
Community Health Workers (CHW) provide services in public health, private health care, community-based social service agencies, and health care insurance companies, Community Health Workers provide unique services to increase wellness and successful outreach to populations in need. The Community Health Worker program offers a 18 credit hour certificate that is completed in 2 semesters! Starting pay in the East Texas area for CHW's is around $30,000 per year.
More information can be found at: Community Health Worker Program