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Addiction counselors are professional counselors that provide individual counseling, group counseling, and educational services to individuals and families experiencing the effects of alcohol and drug abuse addictions.

Our Addiction Counseling degree prepares you to pursue a career as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). This program meets all requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services and prepares you to become a Counselor Intern.

The program also provides the educational and practicum hours necessary for partial fulfillment of Texas state licensing requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Current state requirements for licensure include:

  1. Completion of an associate’s degree.
  2. Completion of 300 hours of practicum experience under the auspices of an accredited institution of higher education or proprietary school.
  3. Passing a comprehensive written examination administered by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
  4. Completion of 4,000 hours of supervised work experience following the Department of State Health Services standards.

Contact the department chair or academic advisor for more information.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
Yes
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 42 Credits

DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling

 

DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention

 

DAAC 1319 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

 

CMSW 1341 Behavior Modification with Cognitive Disorder

 

DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction

 
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling  
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories  

DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions

 
DAAC 1305 Co-Occurring Disorders  
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills  
DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling  
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions  
DAAC 2343 Current Issues  

DAAC 2367 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

 
General Education Requirements 18 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 42
General Education Requirements: 18
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling

3

DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention

3

DAAC 1319 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

3

SOCI 1306 Social Problems OR

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1332 OR
MATH 1342 OR

BIOL 1408 OR
BIOL 1409 OR
BIOL 2404 OR
CHEM 1406 OR
GEOL 1401 OR

GEOL 1403 OR
GEOL 1404

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

CMSW 1341 Behavior Modification with Cognitive Disorder OR

PSYC 2314 Lifespan, Growth & Development

3

DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction

3

DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling

3

DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories

3

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions

3

DAAC 1305 Co-Occurring Disorders

3

DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills

3

DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling

3
ENGL 1301 Composition I
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions

3

DAAC 2343 Current Issues

3

DAAC 2367 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

3

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communications OR

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

3

HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I OR

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy OR

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics OR

ENGL 2332 World Literature I OR

HIST 2311 Western Civilization I OR

Creative Arts Core

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

Students must consult with an academic advisor before enrolling in courses each semester. Courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. All entering students must see the department chair in order to attend orientation. Courses must be completed with a ‘‘C’’ or better for completion of a degree.

Students enrolled in developmental courses are restricted to DAAC 1391, 2307 and 1319 until all required developmental courses have been completed.

A Human Services: Addiction Counselor Training program student must earn at least a grade of “C” in all courses needed for graduation.