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Degree Plans - Substance Abuse Counseling - Substance Abuse Counseling AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


The Substance Abuse Counseling Program is designed to prepare qualified and competent graduates to enter the field of human services and to provide specialized services to individuals and their families who are experiencing the affects of substance abuse. Completers of the program will have the necessary educational requirements to become eligible for testing and licensure as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Students will gain required work experience as Counselor Interns (CI) upon completion of the required hours of classroom instruction. A special section of cooperative work experience will provide a structured supervised practicum in off-campus approved laboratory training sites.



SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4)
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics (3)


SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3


DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
Elective Any Non-DAAC or Non-SCWK course 3


+Elective Social Work Designated Elective 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
DAAC 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I OR 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
Minimum Hours Required 60-62

+Social Work Designated Elective - must be selected from the following:

SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
SCWK 1313 Introduction to Social Work 3
SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the following:

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 2303 Logic 3
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
PHIL 2307 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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