Human Services

Provide crucial support to families, individuals, and communities through Austin Community College’s Human Services Program. You’ll learn the theory and solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges for direct-service employment. With an associates degree in several specializations as well as certificates, you’ll be prepared for both entry-level employment and career advancement.

Pride Points

Two internship programs

Short-term certificate option

Individualized attention with small classes

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Career & Salary Information

Human services professionals are crucial to employers in nonprofit organizations, private agencies, and state and local governments. Job growth is expected to continue to rise. Check out career opportunities below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Community Health Workers

    Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

    Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Social and Human Service Assistants

    Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

    Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Addictions Counseling
General Human Services

Advanced Technical Certificate

Addictions Counseling