Substance Abuse Counselor Education Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Substance Abuse Counselor Education

Technical Diploma

This program is a pre-approved comprehensive education program for Substance Abuse Counselors per the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Associate Degree program.

program at a Glance

Substance Abuse Counselor Education 28 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

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

Approximate Cost

$6,443 (Tuition: $4354, Books: $2089)

Average Starting Salary

$32,985 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Facilitate referral to meet needs
  • Demonstrate case management skills
  • Demonstrate counseling skills with individuals, groups and families
  • Provide culturally relevant education related to substance abuse
  • Document and maintain clinical records according to agency, federal and state guidelines
  • Adhere to accepted ethical and behavior conduct

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Additional program Information

Completion of this technical diploma program will grant learners the approved educational credentials required by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for Substance Abuse Counselor.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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For more information on this program, contact admissions at 715.675.3331 or email admissions@ntc.edu.

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