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AODA Specialty Education

20-550-3 Certificate (C) 10 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

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 the specialty in substance abuse counseling, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor credential in Wisconsin. Before applying for this certificate, you must contact Greg Delaney, AODA Program Department Chair at 920-735-4779 or [delaney@fvtc.edu](mailto:delaney@fvtc.edu).

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
Options
Substance Abuse Services, Overview of
10-550-100
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides an overall picture of substance abuse services. Topics include the continuum of care, modalities of treatment, referral and assessment services, and federal, state and local agencies. A historical perspective on alcohol and drug use and prevention is also provided.
Prereqs: Admitted to AODA Specialty Education Certificate OR Admitted to AODA program and Personal/Professional Development 10520105; Coreqs: All term 3 courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550125, 10550118)
Understanding Addiction
10-550-106
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the physical, psychological and sociocultural dynamics of addiction. Treatment theories, screening criteria, environmental considerations, related complications, perinatal concerns and nontraditional alternatives are introduced.
Prereqs: Admitted to AODA Substance Abuse Counselor in Training certificate OR AODA Specialty Education certificate OR AODA program and Personal/Professional Development 10520105: Coreqs: All 3rd term courses (10550100,10550109, 10550125, 10550118)
Clients' Rights and Clinical Ethics
10-550-109
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Prereqs: Admitted to AODA Substance Abuse Counselor in Training certificate OR AODA Specialty Education certificate OR AODA program and Personal/Professional Development 10520105: Coreqs: All 3rd term courses (10550100,10550109, 10550125, 10550118)
Psychopharmacology
10-550-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: (Principles of Animal Biology 10806105 or Gen Anatomy & Physiology 10806177 or Human Biology 10806198) OR in Substance Abuse Counselor Education or AODA Specialty Education certificate

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