Frequently Asked Questions
I have earned my associate degree, what additional coursework is
Students will add to their
counseling skills and meet the state requirements by completing courses in
Critical Inquiry and Substance Abuse Issues, Praxis Synthesis (practice and
application), Co-occurring Disorders, Motivating Interviewing, Evidence-based Treatment,
Pharmacology, and 6 credits of psychology electives.
Students must have the ability to
attend a week long (10 day) Summer Institute on the Viterbo University Campus
in La Crosse, Wis.
Additionally, students will complete
the Viterbo University General
What if I have not earned an associate degree in AODA counseling?
You can enter our classroom based Addiction Studies program.
classroom hours transfer to license requirements?
without SAC-IT course requirements will earn the educational hours toward SAC-IT (Substance Abuse Counselor – In
Training) and SAC (Substance Abuse Counselor).
What career areas can I consider once I
complete the Addiction Studies Online (degree completion program)?
- Substance Abuse
- Human Services
- Health Care
- Case Manager
- House Manager
Students will be
prepared for graduate school in Psychology, Addictions and Mental Health
How will my credits transfer?
Students will be able to transfer all
of their completed associate degree credits from any of the following programs:
- Chippewa Valley Technical College
- Fox Valley Technical College
- Gateway Technical College
- Madison Area Technical College
now Madison College
- Menomonie Nation
- Moraine Park Technical College
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical
- Waukesha Technical College
Students must have earned a grade of "C" or
higher to transfer.
We have a generous transfer credit policy. Contact an advisor for a free evaluation of
your transfer credits or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the Addiction Studies Online (degree
completion) admission requirements?
Students must have
earned an associate degree from one of the Wisconsin Technical College's listed
above in human services or AODA counseling.
How long will it take to finish my bachelor’s
Depending if you
attend full time or part time study will determine the length of time you are
enrolled. Students attending fulltime
should complete all requirements in two school years. Students attending part time will generally
be done in three years.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, students are
encouraged to apply for federal and state financial aid. Visit our How will I pay for College Web page or the Financial Aid Office website .
How do I get started?
Submit an application for admission and official copies
of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and your
official high school transcript.
Call the Center for
Adult Learning with any questions or concerns and one of our admissions
counselors will assist you, 1-888-VITERBO or 608-796-3370 or email email@example.com