Substance Abuse Counseling

Odessa College offers a program in Substance Abuse Counseling for those students who wish to be licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) - Substance Abuse Services as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in order to accept employment relating to victims of alcohol and drug abuse. 

The core curriculum in substance abuse leads to an Associate in Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling. The program provides the student with an Associate in Arts degree, the required 270 clock hours of chemical dependency coursework, and the supervised 300-hour practicum requirements for licensure as an LCDC in the state of Texas. The Associate in Arts degree is transferable to most senior colleges and is articulated with UTPB leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, sociology, social work and criminal justice.



Substance Abuse Counseling Courses

Course of Study for Associate in Arts Degree – Substance Abuse Counseling


Mystic Jordan
Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor II in Psychology
Office: Wilkerson Hall (WH) 240
Phone: 432.335.6658