Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling
About the Program
Hill College's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling (DAAC) program prepares students for a career in substance abuse counseling, a field which is projected to grow much faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Through a comprehensive educational and practicum experience, our program equips graduates with the knowledge and ability to provide specialized counseling services to individuals and families experiencing the impact of chemical dependency.
DAAC provides students with the educational and practicum experience required by the Texas Department of State Health Services to qualify for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor. Instruction is provided by qualified professionals in the field and the college partners with local agencies to provide practical experience, ensuring that students are prepared for a career as a licensed chemical dependency counselor.
For course requirements, click above on the Education Plan link(s). For more information, you may view the catalog online or visit the Hill College Student Success Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
Effectively articulate factual information orally and in writing as applied to criminal justice practice. Students will apply a professional code of ethics in exercising discretion and problem solving.
Explain the behavioral, psychological, health, and social effects of substance abuse.
Describe the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
Explain the contemporary models and theories of counseling clients with substance abuse problems.
Describe the privacy considerations of treating individuals with substance abuse disorders.