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AODA Specialty Education

Share 20-550-3 Certificate (C) 11 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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This program is a good choice if you already hold a Wisconsin license as a professional counselor, clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist, and you want to add certification as a substance abuse counselor. You’ll gain an understanding of addiction, prevention, treatment options, clients’ rights and clinical ethics. Through independent study, you can explore an area of special interest. Completion of this program makes you eligible for an AODA Specialty, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor credential in Wisconsin.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Estimated Program Cost

AODA Specialty Education

This program will cost about $1,545.45*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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AODA Specialty Education

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
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Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Additional Information
As part of the application process for the AODA Specialty Education certificate, interested students are required to have an advising meeting prior to applying. Contact Greg Delaney, AODA Program Department Chair at 920-735-4779 or [](

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.).

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.


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