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Career Area: Education and Training
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-550-1
Offered Completely Online
Approximately Less Than 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.
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Substance Abuse Education Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Substance Abuse Counselor in Training
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Peer Support Specialist

Substance Abuse Education Programs

This program prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, psychopharmacology, treatment evaluation, patient education, and professional standards and ethics. This program satisfies the educational requirements and is an approved 360-hour educational program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).

In addition, this program satisfies the 100-hour educational component for licensing as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Training as required by State of Wisconsin DSPS. A student may apply for their in training license through DSPS as soon as the 100 hours of education are completed in this program at Blackhawk Technical College and start working in the field to gain hours of experience needed for licensure as a Substance Abuse Counselor or a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor.

The Substance Abuse Education program is offered 100% online only.

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