This Level I Certificate is designed for individuals who are working towards an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate in Substance Abuse, or for students wanting to complete the requirements to be awarded counselor intern status by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Upon successful completion of this certificate, the individual will have met the requirements for “counselor intern” status as directed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Completion of all post-certificate requirements mandated by DSHS can lead to becoming a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Students may also obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Drug/Alcohol Abuse Counseling (DAAC) and/or a Certificate in Substance Abuse.
The award of the chemical dependency counselor license requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree as directed by DSHS.
Students enrolling in either academic or continuing education programs are required to satisfy the basic skills prerequisites in English and reading before enrolling in any of the certificate courses.
San Antonio College is designated as a provider of continuing education for re-licensure and re-certification in Texas. Students may take any of the certificate courses for continuing education credit. See the program coordinator for further information.
Related Degrees and Certificates:
Human Services, with a specialization in Addiction Counseling, A.A.S. (formerly Human Services: Drug Alcohol Abuse Counseling)
Certificate Requirements (Total Credit Hours 30)