Tyler Junior College

Human Services

Addiction Counseling Program

The Human Services: Addiction Counselor Training Program is designed to provide general and specific educational and training experiences to students intending to work as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) in the state of Texas. The program will develop the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a student to become a certified "trainee".

The Human Services: Addiction Counselor Training program at Tyler Junior College provides the educational and practicum hours necessary for partial fulfillment of Texas state licensing requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Current state requirements for licensure include:

  1. Completion of an associate's degree.
  2. Completion of 300 hours of practicum experience under the auspices of an accredited institution of higher education or proprietary school.
  3. Passing a comprehensive written examination. The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals conducts the exam.
  4. Completion of at least 4,000 hours of supervised work experience following the State Department of Health Services standards.

This program is accredited by the State Department of Health Services. A student may earn an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) or a Certificate of Proficiency from Tyler Junior College. 

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