2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Substance Abuse Counseling
Degree Plan: Substance Abuse Counseling AAS

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(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.

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

SCWK 1321 Orientation to Social Services 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4)
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics OR (3)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR (3)
TECM 1403 Technical Calculations AND (4)
+++Elective Natural Science (4)
12-17

SEMESTER II

SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling 3
15

SEMESTER III

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
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
18

SEMESTER IV

+Elective Social Work Designated Elective 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
DAAC 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I OR 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

*Anyone desiring to continue their studies in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling and transferring to a four-year college or university will have to complete an upper-level MATH course equivalent to MATH 1314 or higher-level math. The TECM math course will provide the math requirement that is essential to receive the Associates degree.

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

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.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

NOTE: BIOL 1408 is recommended, but any course from the AAS Core Options Natural Science is acceptable.

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.