Substance Abuse Counselor Education Technical Diploma
Northcentral Technical College

Program Details

The Substance Abuse Counselor Education Technical Diploma is designed for those interested in working with addiction issues. Courses from this diploma can be applied directly to the Substance Use Disorder Counselor associate’s degree program.

Students will learn counseling and case management skills, as well as how to develop treatment plans and evaluate for substance use disorders. The curriculum of this online substance abuse counseling degree includes ethics and behavioral conduct related to social services professionals, maintaining clinical records according to government guidelines, and providing culturally sensitive counseling to diverse populations.

Classes cover topics such as:

  • Understanding addiction
  • Boundaries and ethics in the helping professions
  • Methods of social casework
  • Group counseling methods
  • Behavior assessment
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Substance use and family systems

Requirements

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or Accuplacer scores

School Accreditation Statement

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