Printed on 4/14/2021

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

10-550-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Help people break free from the grip of substance abuse. In this rewarding career, you will work with a team of health and social services professionals to provide alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment services. Through classroom, laboratory and internship experience, you’ll develop skills in counseling, diagnosis, treatment planning, group facilitation and crisis management. You’ll also learn how to respect clients' rights and understand the complexity of addiction illnesses. This degree prepares you for entry-level work in licensed AODA facilities such as clinics, hospitals and community residential facilities, as well as correctional facilities, employee or student assistance programs, and various community and social service agencies.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (41 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Personal/Professional Development
    10-520-105
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10520105
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces personal and professional characteristics and qualities expected of a person in the helping professions. Students clarify personal beliefs, values and principles and assess their strengths and weaknesses. They examine how the principles of interdependent cooperation impact them personally and professionally.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Written Communication 10801195, Human Biology 10806198 and Intro to Psychology 10809198; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
  • Substance Abuse Services, Overview of
    10-550-100
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550100
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an overall picture of substance abuse services. Topics include the continuum of care, modalities of treatment, referral and assessment services, and federal, state and local agencies. A historical perspective on alcohol and drug use and prevention is also provided.

  • Understanding Addiction
    10-550-106
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550106
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the physical, psychological and sociocultural dynamics of addiction. Treatment theories, screening criteria, environmental considerations, related complications, perinatal concerns and nontraditional alternatives are introduced.

  • Clients' Rights and Clinical Ethics
    10-550-109
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550109
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores the statutes, regulations and judicial decisions that govern the professional practice of alcohol and drug counseling. Standards, code of ethics, clients' rights and confidentiality are emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Personal/Professional Development 10520105 and Coreq: Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
  • Psychopharmacology
    10-550-118
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a historical and cultural perspective on alcohol and drug use and abuse, and abuse preventions. It incorporates an overview of drugs including their actions, effects, abuse, and psychopharmacology.

    Prereq: Human Biology 10806198 OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Counseling Skills and Practices, Basic
    10-550-125
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10550125
    • Credits: 2.00

    Prepares students to use the counseling techniques of attending, paraphrasing, reflecting, summarizing, probing, self-disclosure, interpreting and confrontation.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, Personal/Professional Development 10520105 and Coreq: Substance Abuse Services, Overview 10550100; OR active in Human Services Shared w/NTC; OR Active to Substance Abuse Counselor in Training CERT
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Abuse
    10-550-120
    4Credit
    72
    144

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10550120
    • Credits: 4.00

    Provides skills needed to prepare a focused, well-organized client interview. Enables participants to collect information needed to develop and formulate a psychosocial and treatment plan. Various types and uses of diagnostic instruments are addressed. Topics also include differential diagnoses.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Counseling Theory 1 - 10550126; OR Admitted to Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Counseling Theory 1
    10-550-126
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550126
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores four theories of psychotherapy: psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential and person-centered. Presents a basic understanding of each theory's philosophy, concepts, therapy goals and techniques, as well as their historical impact on psychotherapy and AODA counseling.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Group Facilitation 10550141; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR Active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Pre-Internship Seminar
    10-550-137
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10550137
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares the learner for the internship experience. Students develop resumes and interview for placement positions. This course reviews AODA counseling core functions and record keeping practices.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Abuse 10550120
  • Group Facilitation
    10-550-141
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10550141
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an experiential and participatory setting to develop the skills and principles necessary for facilitating a group. Basic issues in group work, group practice in specific groups, and stages of development in group process will be emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Family Systems and AODA 10550150; OR Prereq: Active in Human Services w/NTC and 10550125; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Family Systems and AODA
    10-550-150
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550150
    • Credits: 2.00

    Looks at the effects of substance abuse on the family. A multigenerational family systems approach is used, which includes an examination of how each family member develops his/her coping mechanisms. Students consider the issues of co-dependency, adult children of alcoholic parents and the dynamics of family intervention.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 3rd term courses (10550100, 10550106, 10550109, 10550118, 10550125) and Coreq: Pre-Internship Seminar 10550137
  • Counseling Theory 2
    10-550-130
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550130
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the psychotherapy theories of gestalt, reality therapy, behavior therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy. Presents a basic understanding of each theory's philosophy, concepts, therapy goals and techniques as well as their historical impact on psychotherapy and AODA counseling.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: Counseling Skills Lab 10550132; OR active in Human Services w/NTC
  • Counseling Skills Lab
    10-550-132
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10550132
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares learners for their internship experience. Students practice assessment and counseling skills and develop personal and clinical evaluation techniques. Students also identify the counseling theories and techniques they use in their clinical practice sessions.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: AODA Case and Records Mgmt 10550136; OR active in Human Services w/NTC
  • AODA Case and Records Management
    10-550-136
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10550136
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the health care system and discusses continuous improvement concepts and the information systems and documentation requirements of clinical agencies. The client case management model is emphasized.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: AODA Internship 10550160; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • AODA Internship
    10-550-160
    4Credit
    288
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 288
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10550160
    • Credits: 4.00

    An on-site experience during which the learner is oriented to the environment of substance abuse treatment. Supervised practice in the 12 core functions of counseling including assessment, group and individual counseling, case management, and consultation is offered.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 4th term courses (10550120, 10550126, 10550137, 10550141, 10550150) and Coreq: Counseling Theory 2 10550130
  • Mental Disorders, Overview of
    10-550-134
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550134
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview to the diagnosis and treatment strategies of mental disorders. Focus is on understanding the mental disorders that co-occur with substance disorders. Examines individual and family crisis intervention processes.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: Cross-Cultural Counseling 10550138; OR active in Human Services w/NTC; OR active in Substance Abuse Counselor Ed CERT
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
    10-550-138
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10550138
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides specific treatment alternatives for a variety of clients and their effectiveness. Develops the skills to value and understand the context and world views of people different from themselves. Categories of diverse populations discussed include gender, minority/ethnic cultures, gay and lesbian clients, differently abled clients, and clients in the criminal justice system.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: AODA Advanced Internship 10550139
  • AODA Advanced Internship
    10-550-139
    2Credit
    144
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10550139
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides the learner with the opportunity to assume greater responsibility and more of the duties of a substance abuse counselor in actual clinical practice. The course provides the learner with opportunities to strengthen skills and to experience the full range of responsibilities assumed by an AODA counselor while being supervised by an experienced substance abuse professional.

    Prereq: Active in SUDC plan, all 5th term courses (10550130, 10550132, 10550136, 10550160) and Coreq: Mental Disorders, Overview of 10550134

    General Studies (19 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Human Biology
    10-806-198
    4Credit
    90
    126

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10806198
    • Credits: 4.00

    Emphasizes the structure of the human body and the functional interrelationships of the body’s systems. Consideration is given to the human body and disease, human genetics, human ecology, and the role that humans play in the environment. This course is appropriate for AODA students.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Abnormal Psychology
    10-809-159
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809159
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on a broad description of psychological disorders such as psychosis, neurosis and personality problems. It is geared toward an understanding of the deeper level forces and adjustment problems that create mental and emotional stress. Students prepare to recognize and deal with persons with mental dysfunctions.

    Prereq: Introduction to Psychology (10809198) or Psychology of Human Relations (10809199) or instructor consent
  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
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