Hi, I’m Dr. Michelle Shuler, Chair of the Human Services Department. Welcome to our department!
The mission of the Human Services Program is to provide a learning environment that will foster the development of competent professionals who possess the values and ethics essential for working successfully in the human service profession.
Ultimately, they will assist individuals, families and communities in meeting basic needs, overcoming barriers and challenges, and maximizing independence, thus enabling them to achieve a meaningful quality of life.
Read what some of our graduates had to say about our program below.
My experience at ACC was exceptional. I learned a great deal from my professors and the invaluable experience of my practicum. My professors facilitated both my personal and professional growth. I am now working as a Counselor Intern and will test soon for my LCDC. I cannot say enough positive things about this wonderful program and I am deeply grateful to Austin Community College.
– Amy (Graduate 2014)
I knew I wanted to help serve others that suffer from my disease. I also knew that at 50 years old it would be difficult and I felt overwhelmed. The Professional Human Services Staff at the ACC Rio Grande campus stood by me throughout my entire schooling. They guided me, encouraged me and made me feel successful. I now have an Associates Degree in Addictions Counseling and am an LCDCI with a local non-profit helping those I’ve always wanted to help. Thank You ACC!
– Daniel (Graduate 2014)
A few years ago, I had the privilege of working on my associate degree in the Addiction Counseling program at Austin Community College. This program not only gave me the knowledge of substance abuse needed to become an addictions counselor, but it was also experiential. The growth that happened within me was life changing. As a result of being a part of this program, I feel more knowledgeable, more empathic, and more connected with the addictions community.
– Angie (Graduate 2012)