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Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Associate of Applied Science Degree)
- 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.
Degree Plan Code: AAS.SUB.ABUSE.COUNS
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.
|Orientation to Social Services
|Interviewing and Counseling Theories
|Pharmacology of Addiction
|Nutrition and Diet Therapy
|Drug Use and Abuse
|Assessment and Case Management
|Introduction to Speech Communication
|Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
|Addicted Family Intervention
|Special Problems of Youth
|Group Work Intervention
|Social Work Designated Elective
|Introduction to Sociology
|Practicum (or Field Experience)-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
|Introduction to Computing
|Minimum Hours Required
+Social Work Designated Elective - must be selected from the following:
|Introduction to Social Work
|Human Behavior and the Social Environment
++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.
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.