Printed on 4/16/2021

Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program

20-550-2 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

If you already hold the Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC)-IT level credential, this program will help you meet the Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for the SAC credential. You’ll develop the skills to interview clients for the assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of mental disorders that co-exist with substance disorders and develop your group facilitation skills. You’ll also learn about case management and the related documentation.

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
  • Psychopharmacology
    10-550-118
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a historical and cultural perspective on alcohol and drug use and abuse, and abuse preventions. It incorporates an overview of drugs including their actions, effects, abuse, and psychopharmacology.

    Prereq: Human Biology 10806198 OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Abuse
    10-550-120
    4Credit
    72
    144

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10550120
    • Credits: 4.00

    Provides skills needed to prepare a focused, well-organized client interview. Enables participants to collect information needed to develop and formulate a psychosocial and treatment plan. Various types and uses of diagnostic instruments are addressed. Topics also include differential diagnoses.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Counseling Theory 1 - 10550126; OR Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Mental Disorders, Overview of
    10-550-134
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550134
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview to the diagnosis and treatment strategies of mental disorders. Focus is on understanding the mental disorders that co-occur with substance disorders. Examines individual and family crisis intervention processes.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: Cross-Cultural Counseling 10550138; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • AODA Case and Records Management
    10-550-136
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550136
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the health care system and discusses continuous improvement concepts and the information systems and documentation requirements of clinical agencies. The client case management model is emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: AODA Internship 10550160; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Group Facilitation
    10-550-141
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10550141
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an experiential and participatory setting to develop the skills and principles necessary for facilitating a group. Basic issues in group work, group practice in specific groups, and stages of development in group process will be emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Family Systems and AODA 10550150; OR Prereq: Active in Human Services w/NTC and 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
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