Associate of Applied Science│Fond du Lac Campus│ 2 Years│65 Credits│Eligible for Financial Aid
Prepare to evaluate and counsel clients with substance use disorders with the Substance Use Disorders Counseling degree program at Moraine Park.
Substance abuse impacts roughly 1 in 10 people in the U.S., people who need help learning healthy lifestyles and coping mechanisms.
Substance Use Disorders Counselors, also known as Alcohol and Other Drug (AODA) Counselors, help clients and their families develop new lifestyles and coping methods to resolve personal conflicts. The Substance Use Disorders Counseling field has a positive job outlook and is growing much faster than average.
What You’ll Learn
Students gain foundational knowledge, skills and experience necessary to treat and counsel clients. Graduates are prepared to evaluate clients and develop treatment plans. Successful Substance Use Disorders Counselors are excellent listeners, writers and negotiators. They also have a passion for helping and assisting others.
The program meets all educational requirements for counselor certification and prepares graduates for the counselor certification examination.
After completing Moraine Park’s associate degree in Substance Use Disorders Counseling, students are awarded 500 hours for being an approved program and an additional 468 hours of clinical experience. This totals 968 hours toward the required 3,000 hours of clinical experience needed for counselor certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor with the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the State of Wisconsin.
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
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|550-106||Physiological Complications and Psychopharmacology||3|
|550-112||Client Rights, Confidentiality and Ethics||3|
|550-125||Counseling Skills and Practice||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|809-198||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|550-121||Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment||4|
|550-140||Counseling Theory and Practice||3|
|550-142||Introduction to Community Mental Health||3|
|550-135||Diversity in Counseling||3|
|Mathematics Course or Natural Science Course||3|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
|550-155||Substance Use Disorders Counseling Internship Seminar||3|
|550-156||Substance Use Disorders Counseling Internship 1||4|
|550-157||Substance Use Disorders Counseling Internship 2||4|
|Social Science Course||3|
Careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Substance Abuse Counselor (in training)
- House Manager CBRF
- Project Coordinator/County Substance Abuse Council
- Substance Abuse Intake Worker
- Crisis Worker
- Relief Worker
- Counselor Aide
- Human Service Worker
- Case Manager
General Program Outcomes
- Evaluate client for SUD treatment
- Develop individualized treatment plans
- Facilitate client referrals
- Counsel Clients
- Provide education relevant to substance use and recovery
- Produce professional SUDC documentation
- Manage Client Case(s)
- Display professional conduct in the clinical setting
- Develop professional relationships with client(s)
- Apply personal wellness strategies for the helping professions
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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This program also requires:
- Health Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at email@example.com OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.
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.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
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State Licensure Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Substance Use Disorders Counseling program 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.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.