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Program Number: 10-550-1
School Year: 2019-2020
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Moraine Park’s Substance Abuse Counseling associate of applied science degree provides the foundational knowledge, skills and practical experience to prepare students to counsel and treat clients with substance use disorders. The program meets all educational requirements for counselor certification and prepares them for counselor certification examination. Upon completion of the associate degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, students are awarded 500 hours for being an approved program and an additional 468 hours of clinical experience for a total of 968 hours towards the required 4,000 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.
Graduates find employment as alcohol and other drug abuse associates/counselors. The associate of applied science degree meets the educational requirements for certification with the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the State of Wisconsin. Individuals in this Substance Abuse Counseling profession work with clients and their families to develop new lifestyles and coping methods for resolving personal conflicts without turning to alcohol and drugs for solutions.
Listening, negotiating, planning, writing and counseling skills and the ability to assist others are important personal attributes of Substance Abuse Counseling professionals.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $136.50 per credit (resident)
- $204.75 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.
- Critically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs.
- Develop treatment plans.
- Facilitate referral to meet needs.
- Demonstrate service coordination skills.
- Demonstrate counseling skills with individuals, groups and families.
- Provide education relevant to substance use.
- Maintain clinical records according to agency, federal and state guidelines.
- Adhere to accepted culturally competent, ethical and behavioral conduct.
- 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
- Visit the Admissions Page for details
- In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
- Criminal Background Check
|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 Abuse Counseling Internship Seminar||3|
|550-156||Substance Abuse Counseling Internship 1||4|
|550-157||Substance Abuse Counseling Internship 2||4|
|809-1xx||Social Science Course||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||65|
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.
For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
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