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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)

Help people break the grip of substance abuse through training in counseling, treatment planning and group facilitation. You can enjoy a rewarding career as an abuse counselor, AODA counselor or treatment specialist.

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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate (AAS)

69 Credits Location: Appleton

Help people break free from the grip of substance abuse. In this rewarding career, you will work with a team of health and social services professionals to provide alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment services. Through classroom, laboratory and internship experience, you’ll develop skills in counseling, diagnosis, treatment planning, group facilitation and crisis management. You’ll also learn how to respect clients' rights and understand the complexity of addiction illnesses. This degree prepares you for entry-level work in licensed AODA facilities such as clinics, hospitals and community residential facilities, as well as correctional facilities, employee or student assistance programs, and various community and social service agencies.

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AODA Specialty Education (C)

11 Credits Location: Appleton

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).

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Substance Abuse Counselor Education 360 Hr Comprehensive Program (C)

14 Credits Location: Appleton

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. 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).

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Substance Abuse Counselor in Training (C)

8 Credits Location: Appleton

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. 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).

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Gonnering

Student Spotlight: Ashley Gonnering

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Associate

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Student Spotlight: Ken Hamberger

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate

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Student Spotlight: James Reider

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate
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AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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