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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 transferability with state universities are available.

Human Service Provider Associate A.A.S.
Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist – Program of Completion


Human Service Provider Associate A.A.S.

60 semester hours required to complete

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (14 hours total)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SCWK 1203 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 2
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)
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3
DAAC 2266 Practicum 2
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (16 hours total)
SOCW 2362 Social Welfare & Policy 3
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech 2
SCWK 2186 Internship 1
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 (12 hours total)
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3
Elective Science Elective 4
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
SCWK 2286 Internship 2

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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 individuals 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
27 semester hours required

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (12 hours total)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SCWK 1203 Ethics for Social Service Professionals 2
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (10 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)
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 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 backgrounds 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 www.dshs.state.tx.us/lcdc/2005_LCDCHandbook.pdf and view the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Handbook. Look at section 450.115. If you still have questions about ineligibilities you may contact the program director.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist – Program of Completion

13 credit hours required

Course # Course Name Hours
FIrst Semester (12 hours total)
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
DAAC 2306 Substance Abuse Prevention I 3
SOCI 2340 Drug Use and Abuse 3
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (1 hours total)
DAAC 1166 Practicum 1

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