The Substance Abuse Education program is offered 100% online only.
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.
In addition, this program satisfies the 100-hour educational component for licensing as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Training as required by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). A student may apply for their in training license through the State of Wisconsin 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.
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*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2018 Graduates
Substance Abuse Counselor in Training
Substance Abuse Counselor
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
Peer Support Specialist
Eligibility for licensing is determined by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS). Blackhawk Technical College is not able to determine licensing eligibility.
Please note: criminal history may impact your eligibility for licensing and employment.
For help determining if your conviction record would disqualify you from obtaining a credential, it is recommended that you complete the Application for Predetermination (Form #3085) through the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).
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