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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 and is offered solely in Windsor.


  • 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
Please look under our General Education, Humanities and Social Sciences section for SSC 160 Basic Psychology course offerings.
9 Required Courses: * Courses must be taken in the sequence listed below. SSC 160 Basic Psychology
CDC 114N Introductory Studies in Addictions
CDC 112N Treatment Process in Addiction
CDC 113N Families and Addictions
CDC 107N Addictions and Communications
CDC 108N Introduction to Addiction Counselling Skills
CDC 109N Group Facilitation and Addictions
CDC 111N Addiction, Professionalism, and Ethics
CDC 110N Chemical Dependency Counselling Field Placement
CDC 113N
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. Stressed are the impacts of chemical dependency on families and the community - and appropriate treatment interventions. Text extra.
Windsor 050 3599 May 7-Jul 23, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $336.00
CDC 109N
This course is designed to develop basic skills in group leadership. Building 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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 3600 May 7-Jul 23, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $336.00
CDC 110N
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. Students, please contact your program coordinator prior to registering for CDC 110N. Pre-Requisite: All CDC theory courses.
Windsor 050 3609 May 7-Jul 23, $150.00
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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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Campus Locations:


South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor


Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham


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