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2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Substance Abuse Counseling
Degree Plan: Mental Health/Substance Abuse Prevention 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.MENTAL.HLTH

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Prevention Certificate is designed to provide cross-training for helping professionals in the faith-based communities and the social services agencies. Completers of the 18 hours will be granted the Mental Health/Substance Abuse Prevention Certificate focusing on Co-Occurring Disorders.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
SCWK 2305 Special Problems of Youth 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree need to consult the Substance Abuse Counseling Chair before taking any Substance Abuse Prevention classes.