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Drug and Alcohol Counseling


Northeast Community College offers the following coursework to meet the 270 clock hours of education required for initial licensure of alcohol and drug counselors in Nebraska. The following courses have been approved by the State of Nebraska Division of Public Health. In addition to the coursework, licensure requires a 300-hour practicum (see Statutes Relating to Alcohol and Drug Counseling at for more information). These credit courses may also be applied to an Associate of Arts Degree with a concentration in Human Services.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 19 Credit Hours.


Recommended Core Courses


19 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HUSR 1010 Introduction to Human Services and Counseling 3
HUSR 1220 Group Theory and Practice 3
HUSR 1230 Multicultural Counseling 2
HUSR 2010 Introduction to Case Management and Professional Ethics 3
HUSR 2020 Medical and Psycho-Social Aspects of Chemical Use 3
HUSR 2030 Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency 2
PSYC 2200 Lifespan Psychology 3

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