A career for the caring.
If you want to change people’s lives and truly make a difference; this career is for you.
Create hope: it’s a sobering experience.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Industrial-Organizational Psychologists in the number one spot on its list of Fastest Growing Occupations, with an estimated growth rate of 53 percent between 2012 and 2022. This suggests that businesses are increasingly seeing the advantages of offering employees mental health benefits and programs, and that's very good news for those going into this field. In Texas alone, the BLS projects that there will be nearly 800 job openings in the career options listed below each year for the next seven years. That’s more than 5,000 positions that will need to be filled with skilled, qualified personnel through 2022.
TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Completion of the degree will allow you to become a practicing counselor. Those wishing to enter the workforce more quickly or add to an existing knowledge base may choose a certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling that requires just 24 hours to complete. TSTC instructors are Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and have years of experience in the chemical dependency treatment field, having worked in the criminal justice system, mental health and community supervision programs. Companies that employ our graduates include Acadia, Betty Hardwick, Centers for Life Resources, Community Education Center, Gateway Foundation, Havins Unit - TDJC, Homeward Bound, Red River Hospital, Salvation Army, Summer Sky Inc, Taylor County CSCD, Turning Point and Texas Youth Commission.