Associate of Applied Science in Substance Use Disorder Counseling
Northcentral Technical College

Program Details

The online associate’s degree in Substance Use Disorder Counseling (SUDC) is designed for those interested in working with addiction issues. Those pursuing this profession should have high ethical standards and inspire respect, trust, and confidence to fulfill their professional responsibilities. This Substance Abuse Counseling degree online is best suited for those interested in working with and helping people and who have an appreciation of cultural diversity along with strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Coursework is designed to help students learn how to document and maintain clinical records according to agency, federal, and state guidelines and ways to provide culturally relevant education related to substance abuse.

As a graduate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate individual, group, and family counseling skills
  • Demonstrate case management skills
  • Facilitate referral to meet needs
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Clinically evaluate for substance use disorders and treatment needs


  • High school transcript
  • Criminal background check

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission