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Chemical Dependency Program

Available through part-time study, this program is designed for human service providers in addiction and non-addiction services, as well as those planning to enter the field. The program is structured to develop therapeutic attitudes and skills in the management of clients with alcohol and/or drug dependency.

THIS PROGRAM IS FALL INTAKE ONLY - 2018 Fall intake interviews are now CLOSED


  • A Diploma/Degree (in Human Services or the Health field) or a grade 12 Diploma PLUS 24 months of paid or volunteer work in the addictions field with a verification letter.
  • An interview with the Chemical Dependency Program Coordinator. Please contact Continuing Education at (519) 972-2711 or to arrange an interview.
  • SSC 160 Basic Psychology (or equivalent.)

Chemical Dependency Program Pre-requisite:
For students who do not have SSC 160 Basic Psychology (or equivalent) prior to the fall program intake, students may take both CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse and SSC 160 Basic Psychology in the fall semester. The remaining courses must be taken in the sequence listed below, concluding the program with CDC 170 Field Practicum.

Program Pre-requisite: SSC 160 Basic Psychology
CDC 140
Designed to introduce the student to chemical dependency as a family and community problem, this course will examine the structure and function of families and other systems. The impacts of chemical dependency on families and the community are stressed along with appropriate treatment interventions. Pre-requisites: CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse and SSC 160 Basic Psychology. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 050 Apr 17- Jul 3, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
CDC 150
This course is designed to develop basic skills in group leadership. This course builds on an understanding of the theory of groups, types of groups and theory of leadership, students will have an opportunity to practice facilitation techniques and problem-solving in group therapy simulations. Pre-requisite: CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse and SSC 160 Basic Psychology. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 050 Apr 18-Jul 4, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
CDC 170
This field project is designed to provide students with learning experiences related to the promotion of health and prevention of addictions-related problems. The individual project will be determined by the student in consultation with the teacher. Students will discuss the progress of the project with the teacher. 4 units of credit.
Windsor 050 individually arranged $175.00
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Start and end dates are indicated beneath each course description.

Questions? Call:
519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Chatham) or
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Registration Info:

Campus Locations:


South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor


Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham


South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington


Online Delivery


Distance Learning by paper-based correspondence

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