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Career Area: Human Services
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-550-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Substance Abuse Counselor Education Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

AODA Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Human Services

Average Median Wage


Substance Abuse Counselor Education Programs

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 Human Services – Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Associate Degree program.

  • 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
Substance Abuse Counselor Education Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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