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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:
In this program, you will learn the skills to help counsel those with substance use disorders including:
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.
Substance Abuse Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA)
70 Credit Associate Degree
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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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Estimated Total: $12,722*
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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program.
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.
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Our recent Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) graduates reported an average starting salary of $28,535.
There are 15 job openings in the CVTC district for the Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) industry.
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