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114 Mental Health Services Associate of Applied Science Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling – CA2 The degree program leads to an Associate of Applied Sci- ence Degree in Mental Health Services and prepares stu- dents 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. Pre- requisite for the programs is a 12th grade reading level. In order to sit for the LCDC exam, students must have a mini- mum 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 li- censure must have completed at least 300 hours of super- vised field work in an approved cooperative education, clinical, or practicum course. The candidate for licensure must also have 4000 hours of experience in substance abuse counseling prior to sitting for the exam. The student is re- sponsible 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 SCH __ DAAC 1319 Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions 3 __ DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction 3 __ ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3 __ PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3 __ SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3 15 SECOND SEMESTER __ DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories 3 __ DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills 3 __ ENGL 1302 English Composition II or __ ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3 __ - - - - - - - - SBS/HIST/GOVT PS 3 __ ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3 15 THIRD SEMESTER __ DAAC 1309 Assessment Skill of Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions 3 __ - - - - - - - - LP Sciences/Mathematics 3/4 __ SPCH - - - - Oral Communication 3 __ DAAC 2354 Dynamics of Group Counseling 3 12/13 FOURTH SEMESTER __ - - - - - - - - Elective* 3 __ DAAC 2341 Counseling Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions 3 __ DAAC 2280 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2 __ - - - - - - - - SBS/HIST/GOVT PS 3 __ - - - - - - - - Creative Arts/LPC 3 14 FIFTH SEMESTER __ DAAC 2343 Current Issues 3 __ DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention 3 __• DAAC 2281 Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 2 __ - - - - - - - - Elective* 3 11 Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree 67/68 *DAAC 1391 is recommended for one elective. 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 on page 57.

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