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    substance abuse counseling certification preparation certificate


      Program Number: 97-550-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      Selected courses from the associate of applied science degree program, Substance Abuse Counseling, contain competencies required for counselor certification. The Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Preparation Certificate is designed for professionals who already have a degree in human services and are interested in acquiring an additional specialty in Substance Abuse counseling.

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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 Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Preparation Certificate are encouraged to continue their formal training; Moraine Park offers a 65-credit associate of applied science degree program in Substance Abuse Counseling. Graduates of this program find employment as intake workers, house managers in CBRFs, counselor aides, crisis workers and relief workers. The Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Preparation Certificate course credits are transferable to the Substance Abuse Counseling associate of applied science degree.

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

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.