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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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    Term 1
    550-106Physiological Complications and Psychopharmacology3
    550-112Client Rights, Confidentiality and Ethics3
    550-121Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment4
    550-125Counseling Skills and Practice3
    550-131Crisis Management2
    550-135Diversity in Counseling3
    550-140Counseling Theory and Practice3
    550-141Group Facilitation3
    550-142Introduction to Community Mental Health3
    550-150Family Systems3

    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.