Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 28
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling certificate prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. The certificate prepares students for State licensure, and it includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.

Program Locations

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 55720
  • Mille Lacs Reservation - East Lake 55760

Labor Market Information

  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Median wage:$21.54/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Median wage:$23.37/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
  • Median wage:$22.04/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Median wage:$15.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th St. Cloquet, MN 55720 Toll-Free: (800) 657-3712 Local: (218) 879-0800 TTY: (180) 062-7352