AODA Specialization Certificate | Northcentral Technical College

AODA Specialization


The AODA 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 AODA Specialty.

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AODA Specialization 10 Credit Certificate

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Fully Available
  • Wittenberg Fully Available

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certificate Outcomes

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

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