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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Program

Program Description

Students pursuing the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate (SUDTTC) will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to assist mental health therapists in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders, as well as the families of these individuals. The ultimate goal of the program is to enhance the quality of substance use disorder treatment and delivery of care in the state of Utah. SUDTTC is available to students that have earned or are currently earning an associate degree or bachelor’s degree. The program curriculum addresses topics in counseling, the dynamics of addiction, counseling skills, neurochemistry, professional development, and ethics. The culminating experience of the program is a 200-hour supervised internship, called field training, in a local agency, allowing students to gain the hours necessary to prepare them both for professional careers in substance abuse treatment and to obtain Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC) certification in the state of Utah.

Academic and Career Opportunities

This program is available to all majors and can be completed in person or online. In person classes meet once per week on Monday or Wednesday evening. Upon completion of the program, students are provided verification of completion of their program. Those who wish to practice as substance use disorder counselors in the state of Utah can then apply for a license to do so through the Utah Division of Professional Licensing. From there, you can work in a hospital, clinic, or private practice as a SUDC, advocate, or program coordinator.

Last Updated: 7/15/24