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Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Certification Preparation Certificate


Program Number: 97-550-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Selected courses from the associate of applied science degree program, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate (AODA), contain competencies required for counselor certification. The AODA Certificate program is designed for professionals who already have a degree in human services and are interested in acquiring an additional specialty in AODA counseling.

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Opportunities for Advancement

Graduates of the AODA Certification Preparation Certificate are encouraged to continue their formal training; Moraine Park offers a 66-credit associate of applied science degree-level program in AODA. Graduates of this program find employment as intake workers, house managers in CBRFs, counselor aides, crisis workers and relief workers. The AODA Certification Preparation Certificate course credits are transferable to the AODA associate of applied science degree.

The AODA program is approved by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
550-106 Physiological Complications and Psychopharmacology 3
550-112 Client Rights, Confidentiality and Ethics 3
550-121 Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment 4
550-125 Counseling Skills and Practice 3
550-131 Crisis Management 2
550-135 Diversity in Counseling 3
550-140 Counseling Theory and Practice 3
550-141 Group Facilitation 3
550-142 Introduction to Community Mental Health 3
550-150 Family Systems 3
Total 30

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.