Prepare for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor (LCDC).

The demand for LCDC’s in criminal justice agencies, schools, medical facilities, social welfare programs and private practice is urgent. In an effort to help meet this rapidly growing demand, UNT’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Undergraduate Certificate prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career.

UNT also offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Studies, Minor in Addiction Studies and Minor in Rehabilitation Studies

Required Courses

The substance use disorder treatment certificate helps students prepare for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor (LCDC). This certificate requires the following classes:

  • RHAB 4075 Drugs and Alcohol
    Covers the psychological, biological and behavioral causes and effects of substance use and addiction with particular focus on the impact of alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens on mind, body and behavior.
  • RHAB 4175 Addiction Treatment Models
    Treatment approaches such as 12-step programs, cognitive-behavioral self-control and motivational interviewing.
  • RHAB 4500 Assessment in Rehabilitation
    Principles, techniques and procedures used in the assessment process in rehabilitation, including assessments related to identification of issues of addiction, vocational assessments and situational assessments.
  • RHAB 4675 Alcohol and Substance Use Competencies
    Focuses on further familiarizing students with the core competencies necessary for effective interventions within addiction treatment settings and prepares students to apply these skills in substance use counseling practice.

Get started with this undergraduate certificate

Contact Azzama Alia for more information on UNT’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Undergraduate Certificate


Azzama Alia
Academic Counselor
  azzama.alia@unt.edu
 940-565-4115
  Chilton 112

Rehabilitation and Health Services

the RHS mission is to prepare professionals to enhance the lives of diverse populations including the aging population, individuals with disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic health concerns through training in advanced research, education and service delivery, or clinical practice.

Our department is comprised of community engaged academics providing an education that reaches beyond the classroom.

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