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Human Services Provider/Substance Abuse Counseling Curriculum

The practicums will provide structured supervised field experience. The certificate program mirrors the first year of the Associate of Applied Science in Human Service Provider Associate. The final practicum will be developed as the capstone for the program. Articulation agreements and trans-
ferability with state universities are available.

Human Service Provider Associate A.A.S.
Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate


Human Service Provider Associate A.A.S.

(60 semester hours required to complete)

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (15 hours total)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SCWK 1303 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 3
SCWK  2307 Human Behavior of Social Environment 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (13 hours total)
SCWK 1305 Group Intervention 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management 3
DAAC 1166 Practicum 1
DAAC 1305 Co-Occurring Disorders 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (10 weeks / 5 hours total)
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
DAAC 2266 Practicum 2
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (14 hours total)
SOCW 2362 Social Welfare & Policy 3
SCWK 2287 Internship 2
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Elective Humanities or Visual/Performing Arts Elective 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Fifth Semester (13 hours total)
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3
Elective Science Elective 4
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
SCWK 2387 Internship 3

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING CERTIFICATE

The Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate is a one-year certificate program that is designed to prepare students to enter the field of human services and to provide specialized services to indivi-
duals and their families who are experiencing the affects of substance abuse. Graduates of this program will have the necessary educational requirements to become eligible to register with the State and function as a Counselor Intern (CI). This will include working in the field with supervision.

Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
(33 semester hours required)

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (15 hours total)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SCWK 2307 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
SCWK 1303 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (13 hours total)
SCWK 1305 Group Intervention 3
SCWK 2311 Interviewing and Counseling Theories 3
SCWK 2301 Assessment and Case Management. 3
DAAC 1166 Practicum 1
DAAC 1305 Co-Occurring Disorders 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (10 weeks / 5 hours total)
SCWK 2331 Abnormal Behavior 3
DAAC 2266 Practicum 2

Circumstances that may lead to ineligibility for state licensure

The Board of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor has identified certain criminal back-grounds that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure in the State of Texas. To find out more about potential ineligibility you may go to: 
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lcdc/lcdc_rules.shtm?terms=lcdc and view the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program Rules and Regulations. Look at section 140.431 Criminal History Standards. If you still have questions about ineligibilities, you may contact the program director.

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