Printed on 4/17/2021

Substance Abuse Counselor in Training

20-550-1 Certificate (C) 8 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you already have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a human services field and want to meet the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services educational requirement for the SAC-IT credential, this program will help. You’ll learn basic information about substance abuse counseling, including clients’ rights and clinical ethics. You’ll also gain an understanding of addiction and explore best practices for counseling clients.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Personal/Professional Development
    10-520-105
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10520105
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces personal and professional characteristics and qualities expected of a person in the helping professions. Students clarify personal beliefs, values and principles and assess their strengths and weaknesses. They examine how the principles of interdependent cooperation impact them personally and professionally.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Written Communication 10801195, Human Biology 10806198 and Intro to Psychology 10809198; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
  • Understanding Addiction
    10-550-106
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the physical, psychological and sociocultural dynamics of addiction. Treatment theories, screening criteria, environmental considerations, related complications, perinatal concerns and nontraditional alternatives are introduced.

  • Clients' Rights and Clinical Ethics
    10-550-109
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550109
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores the statutes, regulations and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice of alcohol and drug counseling. Standards, code of ethics, clients' rights and confidentiality are emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Personal/Professional Development 10520105 and Coreq: Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
  • Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic
    10-550-125
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10550125
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares students to use the counseling techniques of attending, paraphrasing, reflecting, summarizing, probing, self-disclosure, interpreting and confrontation.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Personal/Professional Development 10520105 and Coreq: Substance Abuse Services, Overview 10550100; OR active in Human Services Shared w/NTC; OR Active to Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
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Expected Competencies


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