School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Prepare to evaluate and counsel clients with substance use disorders with the Substance Use Disorders Counseling associate 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.
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.
For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|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|
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|809-1xx||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|
|809-1xx||Social Science Course||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||65|