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Substance Abuse Counselor Education Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS (10550115)

Credits: 3.00

Examine addiction and its physical and psychological effects on the individual, family and society. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders.

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BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT (10520104)

Credits: 3.00

Examine signs and symptoms specific to mental health diagnosis across the lifespan as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Explore and differentiate diagnostic techniques and behavioral examination instruments. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in behavior assessment. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

METHODS OF SOCIAL CASEWORK (10520108)

Credits: 3.00

Practice case management techniques and supervision. Incorporate intake assessment techniques. Create a plan of service, coordinate care. Utilize referral techniques. Demonstrate client self-determination (autonomy). Determine issues of boundaries and ethics. Apply reflective practitioner methods. This course consists of 36 hours of lecture and 36 hours of lab.

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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (10550114)

Credits: 1.00

Examine the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and the function of the organs and systems of the human body and brain. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found working with mental health and substance abuse services. Apply reflective practitioner methods.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.