To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/substance-use-disorders-counseling-certificate/
Program Number: 97-550-1
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is not eligible for financial aid
Take your career to the next level and help more people improve their lives by adding a Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate to your bachelor’s degree.
About the Program
The Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in human services who wish to pursue Substance Abuse Counselor certification. Graduates gain an additional specialty in the growing field of Substance Abuse counseling.
What You'll Learn
Students in the Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate prepare to counsel clients and their families with substance use disorders. An emphasis is placed on facilitation, crisis management and family systems.
Opportunities for Advancement
Courses from this Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate transfer directly into the Substance Use Disorders Counseling associate degree. Graduates go on to find employment as Substance Abuse counselors – in Training (SAC), intake workers, house managers in CBRFs, counselor aides, crisis workers and relief workers.
The Substance Use Disorders Counseling program is approved by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
State Licensure Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.
Licensing Organization: Department of Safety and Professional Services
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Earn a certificate and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.