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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Substance Abuse Counseling
Degree Plan: Substance Abuse Counseling A.A.S.

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:

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.SUBABUSE.COUN.19

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
DAAC 1309 Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Social Work Designated Elective (one course) 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
DAAC 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 3
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

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

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3
DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling 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 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.