Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)

Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)

Associates of Applied Science

The program is designed for individuals interested in working with addiction issues. Through mostly online, minimal classroom/laboratory, and field experience, you will develop skills in counseling, diagnosis of addiction issues, treatment planning, group facilitation, and crisis management. Students will also learn how to respect client’s rights, understand the complexity of addiction illnesses, and adhere to ethical guidelines. The degree will prepare you for entry-level work in facilities such as clinics, hospitals, community residential facilities, and various community and social services agencies. Students/Graduates are eligible for licensure in Wisconsin as Substance Abuse Counselors-in-training.

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Program Outline

Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
Elective Elective

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

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Partially Online

Term Start Dates

Spring 2022: January 5 Summer 2022: May 2 Fall 2022: September 6

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost


Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Facilitate referral to meet needs
  • Demonstrate service coordination skills
  • Demonstrate counseling skills with individuals, groups and families
  • Provide education relevant to substance use
  • Maintain clinical records according to agency, federal and state guidelines
  • Adhere to accepted culturally competent, ethical and behavioral conduct

Your Potential Careers

  • SUDC Counselor
  • SUDC Counselor Aid
  • Residential SUDC Counselor
  • Treatment Counselor
  • Resident Manager

Median Annual Salary

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