Mental Health Services

Associate of Applied Science, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling – CA2

The degree program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mental Health Services and prepares students for credentialing as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDCs) and to sit for that competency-based exam. The Prevention Specialist Certificate exceeds state mandated education requirements for credentialing as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and prepares students to sit for a competency-based exam for that credential. Prerequisite for the programs is a 12th grade reading level.

In order to sit for the LCDC exam, students must have a minimum of a two-year degree and at least 270 contact hours (6 courses in alcohol and drug abuse counseling or related courses of 3 credit hours each). In addition, candidates for licensure must have completed at least 300 hours of supervised field work in an approved cooperative education, clinical, or practicum course. The candidate for licensure must also have 4,000 hours of experience in substance abuse counseling prior to sitting for the exam.

The student is responsible for the 4000 hours of field work. The Certificate of Completion in Substance Abuse Prevention consists of 6 DAAC courses, 3 specifically prevention courses, plus a one hundred hour supervised cooperative education class. After the cooperative education class, the student is candidate for Certified Prevention Specialist credentialing exam.

FIRST SEMESTER
DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction — 3 SCH
ENGL 1301 English Composition I — 3 SCH
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology — 3 SCH
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 15 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories — 3 SCH
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills — 3 SCH
ENGL 1302 English Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing — 3 SCH
SBS/GOVT/HIST — 3 SCH
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 15 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
LP Sciences/Mathematics — 3/4 SCH
SPCH Communication Area Option — 3 SCH
DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 12/13 SCH

FOURTH SEMESTER
Elective* — 3 SCH
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
DAAC 2280 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling — 2 SCH
SBS/GOVT/HIST — 3 SCH
Creative Arts/LPC — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 14 SCH
FIFTH SEMESTER
DAAC 2343 Current Issues — 3 SCH
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention — 3 SCH
• DAAC 2281 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling — 2 SCH
Elective* — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 11 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree: 67/68
*DAAC 1391 is recommended for one elective.


Certificate of Completion, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling – CA1

Certificate exceeds 270 contact hours required by Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for eligibility to take state test for licensure and TAADAC requirements for certificate.

FIRST SEMESTER
DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction — 3 SCH
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 9 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills — 3 SCH
DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 9 SCH

THIRD SEMESTER
DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling — 3 SCH
DAAC 2343 Current Issues — 3 SCH
DAAC 2280 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling — 2 SCH
TOTAL: 8 SCH

FOURTH SEMESTER
DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
• DAAC 2281 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling — 2 SCH
TOTAL: 5 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate: 31


Certificate of Completion, Substance Abuse Prevention – SAP1

FIRST SEMESTER
DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions — 3 SCH
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction — 3 SCH
DAAC 2306 Substance Abuse Prevention I — 3 SCH
TOTAL: 9 SCH

SECOND SEMESTER
DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills — 3 SCH
DAAC 2353 Substance Abuse Prevention II — 3 SCH
DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling – Substance Abuse Prevention Issues — 3 SCH
• DAAC 1280 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling — 2 SCH
TOTAL: 11 SCH

Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate: 20

Notes:
• Students should plan to take indicated capstone course in their last semester and should speak with their advisor prior to registering for the final semester.
Core curriculum courses are shown in bold type. If a particular course is not specified, refer to Core Curriculum Options.