Program Summary

Hill College's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling (DAAC) program prepares students for a career in substance abuse counseling. This field is projected to grow much faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Through a comprehensive 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.

Criminal Justice advisory committee

From Left to Right:

John Roof (committee chair), Matt Wylie (committee member), Kyle May (Hill College), Kason Mobley (committee vice-chair), Neal Sandlin (committee member), Pamala Preston (committee member), Tina Lincoln (committee member), and Lindsey Fiore (committee member). Not Pictured: Pam Crumpton (committee member)

Degrees Offered


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling Education Plan

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling
Certificate of Completion
30 Credit Hours

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling
Associate of Applied Science
60 Credit Hours

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Program Outcomes

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.

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Hill College uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service.  Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site.  Students and alumni, create your account profile at to:

    • Easily search and apply to local and national full-time, part-time, internship/co-op job opportunities
    • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
    • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos, and articles
Kyle May
Program Coordinator