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

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • 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: CERT.SWAT.SUB.ABUSE

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.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

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
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
15

SEMESTER II

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
15

SEMESTER III

DAAC 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 3
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.