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Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate

Certificate│15 Credits│Fond du Lac Campus

Take your career to the next level and help more people improve their lives by adding a Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate to your bachelor’s degree.

The Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in human services who wish to pursue Substance Abuse Counselor certification. Graduates gain an additional specialty in the growing field of  Substance Abuse counseling.

Students in the Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate prepare to counsel clients and their families with substance use disorders. An emphasis is placed on facilitation, crisis management and family systems.

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Opportunities for Advancement

Courses from this Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate transfer directly into the Substance Use Disorders Counseling associate degree. Graduates go on to find employment as Substance Abuse counselors – in Training (SAC), intake workers, house managers in CBRFs, counselor aides, crisis workers and relief workers.

The Substance Use Disorders Counseling program is approved by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services.

This certificate is open to prospective students who have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service discipline (psychology, social work, human services, counseling, etc.)

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

View and begin standard admissions steps.

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.


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*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

State Licensure Disclosure:
Moraine Park’s Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Licensing Organization:
Department of Safety and Professional Services

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!