AAS – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling

Associate of Applied Science in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

The degree program is designed for those who seek licensure as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and/or certification as Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors as well as the associate of applied science degree. Prerequisites for the program include a 12th-grade reading level. The program is approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. In order to be eligible to take the state test the student must have a high school diploma or GED, complete 270 classroom hours of approved curriculum, have 4,000 hours of approved supervised experience working with chemically dependent persons, and complete 300 hours of approved supervised field work practicum.

The Lee College degree program provides 435 hours of approved curriculum in chemical dependency specific/related education including HIV training required for licensure/certification, and 352 hours of approved supervised field work practicum. The student is responsible for obtaining the 4000 hours of supervised work experience.

Subj. Cat. # Title
Credit Hours
First Semester
DAAC 1319 Intro to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3
ENGL 1301 English Comp. I 3
PSYC 2301 Intro. to Psychology 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3
Semester Total
15
Second Semester
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories 3
DAAC 1341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
ENGL 13022311 English Comp. II or Technical Writing 3
- – – - - – – - Social / Behavioral Science 3
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications 1 3
Semester Total
15
Third Semester
DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions 3
- – – – - – – – Natural Science / Mathematics 4
SPCH - – – – Oral Comm. 3
DAAC 1314 Dynamics of Group Counseling 3
Semester Total
13
Fourth Semester
- – – - - – – - Elective* 3
DAAC 1307 Addicted Family Intervention 3
DAAC 2280 Cooperative Education-Substance Abuse / Addiction Counseling 2
- – – - - – – - Social / Behavioral Science 3
- – – – - – – - Humanities / Fine Arts 3
Semester Total
14
Fifth Semester
DAAC 1343 Current Issues 3
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills 3
DAAC 2281 Cooperative Education-Substance Abuse / Addiction Counseling 2
- – – - - – – - Elective * 3
Semester Total
11
Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree
68
*DAAC 1391 is recommended for one elective.