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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Overview

If your healthy lifestyle includes low-risk choices regarding substance use, the ability to work independently and within a team, and a desire to use your written and oral communication skills to help others, the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program is the right choice.

AODA associates are held to high ethical standards to inspire respect, trust, and confidence. Your conduct must never compromise your ability to fulfill your professional responsibilities. To succeed, your skills and character must include:

  • Emotional stability, maturity, self-awareness, self-discipline, and personal responsibility.
  • A lifestyle free of substance use-related problems.
  • An interest in working with people and appreciation of cultural diversity.
  • Strong reading, writing, and abstract thinking skills.

In this program, you will learn the skills to help counsel those with substance use disorders including:

  • Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs.
  • Develop treatment needs.
  • 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.

The program includes internship experiences over the last two semesters at clinical sites and treatment-providing agencies where students observe, integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired earlier in semesters and perform the substance use disorder counselor eight practice dimensions and 12 core functions (the basic tasks and responsibilities that constitute the work of a substance use disorder counselor) with the guidance of a clinical supervisor.

AODA program graduates are licensed in Wisconsin as Substance Abuse Counselors-In Training, qualifying for entry-level employment in a rewarding career.

Career Opportunities

Addictions Counselor

AODA Counselor

Case Manager

Counselor

Court Assessor

Substance Abuse Counselor

Just the Facts

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)
70 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
January

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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   Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,665

Term 2

$

614

Term 3

$

2,686

Term 4

$

2,670

Term 5

$

2,139

Books

$

1,948

Estimated Total:  $12,722

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program.

AODA Counseling/Interviewing
Introduction and application of basic counseling/communication micro-skills used in individual and group therapy.

AODA Assessment and Treatment Planning
Practice clinical evaluation/assessment and treatment planning for substance use disorders.

Ethics and Public Policy
Apply federal and state guidelines to case examples in the areas of confidentiality, clients' rights, dual relationships, fraudulent behavior, and other ethical issues.

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

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$29K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) graduates reported an average starting salary of $28,535.

 

15
Regional Jobs

There are 15 job openings in the CVTC district for the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) industry.

 

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Credits to Other Institutions

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Human Resources, Associate Degree

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