Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate (AODA)
Program Number: 10-550-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac
Moraine Park’s AODA associate of applied science degree provides the foundational knowledge, skills and practical experience to prepare students to counsel and treat clients with substance use disorders. The program meets all educational requirements for counselor certification and prepares them for counselor certification examination. Upon completion of the associate degree in AODA, students are awarded 500 hours for being an approved program and an additional 468 hours of clinical experience for a total of 968 hours towards the required 4,000 hours of clinical experience needed for counselor certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor with the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the State of Wisconsin.
Graduates find employment as alcohol and other drug abuse associates/counselors. The associate of applied science degree meets the educational requirements for certification with the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the State of Wisconsin. Individuals in this AODA profession work with clients and their families to develop new lifestyles and coping methods for resolving personal conflicts without turning to alcohol and drugs for solutions.
Listening, negotiating, planning, writing and counseling skills and the ability to assist others are important personal attributes of AODA professionals.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Apply crisis intervention strategies.
- Assess clients for substance abuse disorders.
- Conduct clinical interviews.
- Demonstrate case management skills.
- Develop treatment plans.
- Maintain clinical records.
- Provide AODA education to clients.
- Provide counseling services to clients.
- Apply the ethical standards of the counselor code of conduct.
- Admit clients to appropriate levels of care.
- Substance Abuse Counselor (in training)
- House Manager CBRF
- Project Coordinator/County AODA Council
- AODA Intake Worker
- Crisis Worker
- Relief Worker
- Counselor Aide
- Human Service Worker
- Case Manager
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|550-106||Physiological Complications and Psychopharmacology||3|
|550-112||Client Rights, Confidentiality and Ethics||3|
|550-125||Counseling Skills and Practice||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|- OR -|
|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|550-121||Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment||4|
|550-140||Counseling Theory and Practice||3|
|550-142||Introduction to Community Mental Health||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|- OR -|
|550-135||Diversity in Counseling||3|
|550-160||On-Campus Talk About Alcohol||1|
|- OR -|
|806-122||Natural Sciences in Society||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|550-155||AODA Internship Seminar||3|
|550-156||Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Internship 1||4|
|550-157||Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Internship 2||4|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Required Elective Credits||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||72|
An Internship is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
- Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate (AODA), 2015-2016
- Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate (AODA), 2014-2015
- Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Associate (AODA), 2013-2014
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.