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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.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Substance Abuse Services, Overview of
10-550-100
2
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
3
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
2
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
3
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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