Overview

The Human Service Provider Associate degree at Weatherford College prepares the student for careers in the fields of social work, human services, and substance abuse. Specific objectives of this program are to introduce the student to the sociological, psychological and social work perspectives of mental health, drug and alcohol issues, interviewing and assessment techniques, case management, counseling techniques, and group dynamics. Practicums and internships will be offered to allow the student to experience the actual field of human service provider and substance abuse counseling. Students completing this program will have met the requirements for state licensure examination as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). A final practicum will be used to verify workplace competencies (Capstone). Students successfully completing the program would be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Service Provider Associate.

Requirements

Admission to Weatherford College does not guarantee selective admission to the Human Service/Substance Abuse Counseling program. The number of 100 students admitted to this program is limited. Students admitted to this program will be selected on the basis of admission to the college, reading and writing level, prior educational achievements and an interview with the program director. All potential students need to complete an application, submit a criminal background check and any prior education. For specific application information and deadlines, contact the program director or the academic counsel.

Career Options

Students completing this program will have met the requirements for state licensure examination as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. A final practicum will be used to verify workplace competencies (Capstone). Students successfully completing the program would be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Service Provider Associate.

Social and Human Service Assistant

Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare.

Sample of reported job titles: Case Manager; Caseworker; Advocate; Home based Assistant; Human Services Program Specialist; Mental Health Technician; Outreach Specialist; Addictions Counselor Assistant; Casework Specialist

Many students find employment with and while in their Practicum placement experience. Students also discover their passion for learning and go on to pursue a higher degree at 4 year universities.

Related Programs

Transfer Options

Articulation agreements and transferability with state universities are available. For more information contact the program director.

Fees / Costs

Students will be charged a $15.00 Lab Fee for DAAC 2307 and a one time liability insurance Fee of $35.00 for DAAC 11166/ DAAC2266. Students will also be charged another one time liability insurance fee for SCWK 2287/SCWK 2387 in the second year of study.

Faculty

Eddie-White Albert (Eddie) White, MSSW, LCSW
Instructor/Program Director of Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling
Office Location: BUSI 209A
Office Phone: 817-598-6332
Email: ewhite@wc.edu
Suzie-Jary Suzanne (Suzie) Jary, MSW, LCSW-S, TEP
Professor/Clinical Coordinator
Human Service Provider/Substance Abuse Counseling
Office Location: BUSI 209C
Office Phone: 817-598-6416
Email: sjary@wc.edu
Office Hours: By Appointment

Human Service Provider AAS

    Human Service Provider
    Number of Credits
    60

    Contact

    Albert (Eddie) White, MSSW, LCSW
    Program Director
    ewhite@wc.edu
    (817) 598-6332