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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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.Gainful Employment Information
(Level I Certificate)
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: 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.
|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|
|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|
|DAAC 2366||Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling||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.