2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges
Program: Substance Abuse Counseling
Degree Plan: Substance Abuse Counseling AAS
(Associate in Applied Sciences 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.
||Social Work Designated Elective
||Introduction to Sociology
||Practicum (or Field Experience)-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
||Introduction to Computing
||Beginning Spanish I OR
|Minimum Hours Required
*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:
||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.
+++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.