Program Description

The SUDC Specialization Certificate is for people who hold or are in the process of gaining licensure as a professional counselor, certified social worker or marriage and family therapist in the state of Wisconsin and seek Substance Abuse Specialty certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor per the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements. Completion of this certificate will help make the student eligible for an SUDC Specialty, the equivalent of the Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) credential in Wisconsin.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Support professional growth and responsibility related to working in the substance abuse field
  • Apply an ethical decision-making process to personal and professional situations
  • Identify key issues related to public and organizational policy
  • Evaluate the impact of community organization in specific to substance abuse prevention
  • Develop education and skill development specific to the prevention process

Courses

The SUDC Specialization Certificate is a 10 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3.00
UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION 3.00
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 1.00
ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS 3.00
SUBSTANCE USE & FAMILY SYSTEMS 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the SUDC Specialization Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.