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: $46,240 annually

Market Growth Rate: Much faster than average (22%)

Social work/human services assistant

Potential Earnings: $18-30,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: average (6%)


Licensed social worker **

Potential Earnings: ** $50.470 annually

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


Community Health Worker

Potential Earnings: $40360 annually

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

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

Know Your Path? CTC Pathway


Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificates. The certificates allow more immediate employability with specialized courses. The associate degree adds additional specialized coursework along with more general academic courses. 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.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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At-Risk Youth Specialization(AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
 Other US Locations (Fort Polk)
Chemical Dependency Specialization(AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
 Other US Locations (Fort Polk)
Social Work Specialization(AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
 Other U.S. locations (Fort Polk, Fort Stewart, Hunter AAF)
At-Risk Youth Advanced Certificate(CC)
45 credit hours, four semesters full time
 Central Campus Day
 Online
Criminal Justice Addictions(CC)
47 credit hours, four semesters full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
Basic Mental Health Professional(CC)
20 credit hours, two semesters, full or part time
 Central Campus Day
 Online
Chemical Dependency Counseling(CC)
47 credit hours, four semesters full time
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
Community Health Worker(CC)
18 credit hours
 Central Campus Day 
 Online
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist(CC)
36 credit hours, three semesters full time
 Central Campus Day
 Online
Course Descriptions
CHLT PSYT
CMSW SCWK
DAAC SOCW


Contact the Department

Office: 254-526-1891

For more information about this program visit

 Mental Health Services