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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Substance Abuse Counseling
Degree Plan: Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

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:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.SUB.ABUSE.COUNS

The Substance Abuse Counseling certificate is designed to provide cross-training for helping professionals in other disciplines, i.e. bachelor and master level social workers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, criminal justices, etc. It also trains students for employment as a counselor intern. Students are required to complete a 336 hour Practicum experience at an approved agency before applying for Counselor Intern status from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

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
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 1309 Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SCWK 1305 Group Work Intervention 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DAAC 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 33

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.