Explore Academic Programs - Mental Health Services and Social Work


The CTC Mental Health Services department offers associate degrees in chemical dependency, at-risk youth, one associate degree in social work specialization, and a certificate of completion for Community Health Work. All programs can be completed online affording students an opportunity to further their education in the midst of busy lives or in the classroom. Faculty are not only credentialed academically to teach but, to date, bring 75 years of field experience to the program.

Students completing either program of study find work in agencies that provide chemical dependency counseling or in the juvenile justice system, residential treatment settings, community based after-school programs and in the public school system as teachers’ aides. Completion of the social work specialization may be transferable to a four-year school, however, students may still find work in the service areas mentioned above.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Youth specialist

Potential Earnings: $19-25,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (11%)


Chemical dependency counselor

Potential Earnings: much faster than average (22%)

Market Growth Rate: $24-37,000 annually

Social work/human services assistant

Potential Earnings: $18-30,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (6%)


Licensed social worker **

Potential Earnings: ** $58,560 annually

Market Growth Rate: ** much faster than average (14% or higher)


Community Health Worker

Potential Earnings: $30,000 - 40,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: much faster than average (14% or higher)

 
* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

Degree and certificate programs at CTC are designed for students who wish to enter the field or professionals and add additional credentials or education for professional development.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

At-Risk Youth Specialization

60 credit hours, two years full time

Central Campus Day 

Online

Other US Locations (Fort Polk)

Associate of Applied Science

Chemical Dependency Specialization

60 credit hours, two years full time

 

Central Campus Day 

Online

Other US Locations (Fort Polk)

Associate of Applied Science

Social Work Specialization

60 credit hours, two years full time

Central Campus Day 

Online

Other U.S. locations (Fort Polk, Fort Stewart, Hunter AAF)

Certificate of Completion

At-Risk Youth Advanced Certificate

45 credit hours, four semesters full time

Central Campus Day 

Online

Certificate of Completion

Criminal Justice Addictions

47 credit hours, four semesters full time

 

Central Campus Day 

Online

Certificate of Completion

Basic Mental Health Professional

20 credit hours, two semesters, full or part time

 

Central Campus Day 

Online

 

Certificate of Completion

Chemical Dependency Counseling

47 credit hours, four semesters full time

 

Central Campus Day 

Online

 

Certificate of Completion

Community Health Worker

18 credit hours

 

Central Campus Day 

Online

 

Certificate of Completion

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

36 credit hours, three semesters full time

 

Central Campus Day 

Online