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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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma/Degree in Human Services or the Health field

OR

Grade 12 Diploma PLUS 24 months of paid or volunteer work in the addictions field with a verification letter PRIOR to starting the program.

An interview with the Coordinator is required for all new students. Contact Continuing Education at (519) 972-2711 or coned@stclaircollege.ca to arrange an interview.

Program Pre-requisites: SSC 160 Basic Psychology
CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse

Note: SSC 160 Basic Psychology and CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse are pre-requisites for all other courses. The remaining courses should be taken in the sequence listed, and CDC 170 Field Practicum must be the final course taken.

Required Courses: CDC 130 Treatment Process and Systems in Addiction
CDC 140 Families, Addictions and Other Systems
CDC 205 Communications and Addiction
CDC 118 Introduction to Counselling Skills and Addiction
CDC 150 Introduction to Group Skills and Addiction
CDC 160 Professional Dev't/Ethics in the Addiction Field
CDC 170 Field Practicum
INTRO. TO COUNSELLING SKILLS & ADDICTION
CDC 118
Basic principles of counseling, including the concepts of behaviour identification and interpretation will be discussed in this course. The student will be introduced to special issues that arise as well as having the opportunity to practice strategies and skills used by counsellors in dealing with chemically dependent clients who present with counter-productive behaviours and crisis situations. Pre-Requisite: CDC 120, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. $269.22. Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1448 Jan 18-Apr 5, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 1381 Jan 18-Apr 5, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
BASIC STUDIES IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE
CDC 120
This course provides basic knowledge about the field of chemical dependency and offers guidelines for applying this information to the management of cases. Special attention will be focused on pharmacological effects and social/psychological theories of substance use and abuse. Co-Requisite: SSC160. 3 units of credit. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5292 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 4556 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
TREATMENT PROCESS AND SYSTEMS IN ADDICTION
CDC 130
This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts, goals and components of the treatment process in substance abuse. The treatment process will be approached as a multidisciplinary intervention. The health care system in general will also be examined. Pre-Requisite: CDC 120, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. $269.22. Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1352 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 1138 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/ETHICS IN ADDICTION
CDC 160
In this course we will examine the roles of professionalism and ethics in the counseling situation with specific reference to addiction and substance abuse problems. The course will include a review of the nature and importance of these concepts, their impact on the Counselor and client, and discussion of current issues. Pre-Requisite: CDC 120, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5022 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 5019 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
FIELD PRACTICUM
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. $150.00
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5267 Sep 19-Dec 9
CHATHAM 550 5198 Sep 19-Dec 9
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1231 Jan 16-Apr 7
CHATHAM 550 1441 Jan 16-Apr 7
COMMUNICATIONS & ADDICTION
CDC 205
This course is designed to improve the student’s communication skills. Oral and written communication, especially as pertains to the addictions field will be addressed. The student will be assisted to understand the importance of appropriate documentation and will be introduced to addiction-specific report formats. Pre-Requisite: CDC 120, SSC160. 3 units of credit. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5159 Sep 12-Dec 5, Mon, 6:30P-10:00P
CHATHAM 550 4550 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P

Community Living Skills Program

The Community Living Program is BY REFERRAL ONLY. This program is intended to develop the student’s level of competency in the basic living skills necessary to be an independent member of society. All courses are 10 weeks, 20 hours. The program referral process takes place through the college’s partner agency, Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario. For further information regarding program referral, call Karen Boal at 519-969-8188 ext. 229. They will be able to give you more details on the cost, and registration as well as the referral.

HEALTH AND HYGIENE
CLS 113
Students will gain an understanding of the importance of hygiene and proper nutrition as it relates to their particular disabilities. Preventative health measures that are important to the maintenance of wellness will be discussed. Information on adaptive aids and disability related expenses will be covered. First Aid skills and basic grooming will also be discussed. 1 unit of credit.
FALL
WINDSOR 080 5725 Sep 20-Nov 22, Tue, 5:30P-7:30P
MONEY MANAGEMENT
CLS 109
The students will be provided instruction to assist them to understand the best way to manage their personal income and how to access what financial and discretionary benefits that may be available to them. The students will be taught how to use online systems available through banks and government sites. If a situation arises the students will be provided an opportunity to make a purchase by means of a debit/credit card or cash. 1 unit of credit.
FALL
WINDSOR 080 5027 Sep 22-Nov 24, Thu, 5:30P-7:30P

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Applicants who started High School in Ontario in Sept 1999 or later and have their OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U) University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus Grade 12 English-ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U. Mature students visit Admissions Procedures.

ORIENTATION, ECE 101N, is mandatory for all students prior to beginning the Continuing Education Early Childhood Education program in Windsor.

Advanced standing may be given upon presentation of a post-secondary transcript, and appropriate course outlines. Please submit these to the Continuing Education Office, to the attention of the ECE Program Officer.

Employers who provide our Field Placement settings require a clear police record check for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into a Field Placement. This may restrict the opportunities of Field Placements and impede students from completing the full program and/or securing employment.

NOTE: Standard First Aid and CPR C Certification must be obtained PRIOR to Field Placements.

Academic Dismissal Policy: Students who fail the same course twice may be subject to academic dismissal.

Please note: Students are required to complete the ECE program within a seven year period. Students who exceed the seven year limit will be required to repeat courses.

If you are in the process of working towards an Early Childhood Education Diploma through part-time studies and would like a consultation on the courses required or how best to complete your program, please contact the coordinator at 519-972-2727 ext. 4541 (Windsor) or 519-354-0714 ext. 3252 (Chatham). As well, to arrange field placements, please contact 519-972-2727 ext. 4541 (Windsor) or 519-354-0714 ext. 3252 (Chatham).

A graduate of the Early Childhood Education Program at St. Clair College may receive up to one half of the credits toward a diploma in the Developmental Services Worker Program.

Required courses:
Note: The pre-requisites must have been successfully completed prior to enrolling into a course. You must take this into consideration with planning your semester.

Semester 1 ECE114 Creating Curriculum with Young Children I
ECE117 Introduction to Early Childhood
ECE120 Positive Child Guidance
ECE122 Preschool Development and Best Practices
ECE133 Observation of Young Children
SSC160 Basic Psychology
SEMESTER 2 ECE205G Anti-Oppression in Canadian Society
ECE211 Curriculum Methods: Literacy and Movement
ECE213 Preparation for Field Placement I
ECE229 Field Placement I
ECE314 Infant/Toddler Development and Best Practices
ECE420 Professionalism and Working with Families
FAW100 Foundations of Academic Writing I
SEMESTER 3 ECE303 Health, Nutrition and Safety
ECE308 Development of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE313 Preparation for Field Placement II
ECE329 Field Placement II
ECE419 School Age Development and Best Practices
ELEC1030 Choose an Elective
SEMESTER 4 ECE203G Relations & Family Dynamics
ECE403 Emergent Curriculum
ECE413 Preparation for Field Placement III
ECE414 Issues and Administration
ECE421 Inclusion of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE429 Field Placement III
ORIENTATION TO ECE
ECE 101N
This workshop is mandatory for all students prior to beginning your first field placement. Students are required to bring with them a copy of their CPT score, high school transcript or results of mature student testing, as well as any other post secondary transcripts you may have. Topics which will be discussed in this workshop include advanced standings, prior learning assessment, an overview of the entire ECE program, electives, transferability to or from University, and the regulations and expectations for field placements. $15.00.
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5098 Sep 10, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1785 Jan 7, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
CREATING CURRICULUM with YOUNG CHILDREN I
ECE 114
This course will introduce the student to the concept of Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum. Students will plan and implement small and large group activities in music, movement and the visual arts. Students will demonstrate methods for adapting curriculum to meet the range of developmental needs of children. Students will also develop the practice of self-reflection through the evaluation of their activity plans. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1173 Jan 18-Apr 12, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1126 Jan 18-Apr 12, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
INTRO TO EARLY CHILDHOOD
ECE 117
This survey course is designed as an introduction to the profession of Early Childhood Education. It reviews the history of the profession and introduces the student to major philosophies of early education. This course emphasizes the role of the Registered Early Childhood Educator (R.E.C.E.) in providing quality care. Adhering to legislative requirements, designing schedules and learning environments will be discussed. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
CHATHAM 550 4546 Sep 20-Dec 13, Tue, 6:00P-9:00P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1354 Jan 17-Apr 11, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE
ECE 120
This course is designed to give early childhood educators theories of behaviour and techniques for making theories work in a nursery school/daycare. Major topics include behaviour and misbehaviour, discipline versus punishment, the encouragement process, communication skills, discipline as a process, natural and logical consequences, behaviour modification techniques, and working with parents. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1142 Jan 15-Apr 17, Mon, 6:00P-10:00P
PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT AND BEST PRACTICE
ECE 122
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (2.5-6 years of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1219 Jan 19-Apr 13, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
OBSERVATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
ECE 133
This course is designed to support the student in the development of skill sets used in observing young children. A variety of strategies will be examined and utilized to prepare the Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.) to implement emergent curriculum in developmentally appropriate settings. 3 units of credit. $249.99. Text extra
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1275 Jan 17-Apr 11, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
RELATIONS AND FAMILY DYNAMICS
ECE 203G
An examination of the dynamics of functional and dysfunctional family systems and the impact of childhood upbringing on adult relationships. Principles and strategies for building and maintaining healthy intimacy in relationships; and identifying and releasing unhealthy and destructive relationship patterns are explored. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4968 Sep 14-Dec 7, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
ANTI-OPPRESSION IN CANADIAN SOCIETY
ECE 205G
This course focuses on oppression and anti-oppression as they relate to social inequality and life circumstances. The course is comprised of five dimensions: theoretical, exploration of personal values and focus on particular populations according to student interest. Racism, ableism, ageism, colonialism, homophobia, antisemitism, sexism and other forms of institutionalized oppression are considered in relation to the experiences, needs, and responses of populations who have been historically excluded, disadvantaged, and oppressed. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4680 Sep 12-Dec 12, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
CURRICULUM METHODS: LITERACY & MOVEMENT
ECE 211
A look at movement, music and literacy for the development of early childhood education curriculum. Pre-requisites: ECE 114, ECE 118. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4466 Sep 20-Dec 13, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
HEALTH, NUTRITION AND SAFETY
ECE 303
This course prepares the student to provide the basic health, safety and nutritional needs of children in Early Childhood Education settings. Strategies used by Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.) to educate children and their families about developmentally appropriate practices and the benefits of active living will be discussed. Strategies for protecting and promoting the health and well-being of the R.E.C.E. will be discussed as well. 2 units of credit. $192.30.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1034 Jan 15-Mar 27, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
ECE 308
This course examines the changing paradigms of service delivery in early intervention and education for young children with diverse abilities. The inclusion of children with varying physical, social, emotional, behavioural and/or intellectual abilities by the Registered Early Childhood Educator (R.E.C.E.) will be defended. Pre-requisite: ECE 118, ECE 122, ECE 205, ECE 217. 2 units of credit. $192.30 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1384 Jan 20-Mar 23, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
INFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND BEST PRACTICES
ECE 314
This course examines the sequence of typical development in children (birth to 24 months of age). It explores best practices that promote optimal learning and development in a group care setting that are consistent with research and the growing understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices among Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.s). 3 units of credit. Pre-requisite: ECE 118, ECE 122 $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5179 Sep 15-Dec 8, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
EMERGENT CURRICULUM
ECE 403
This course deals with the practical application of Piagetian theories of development in educational programs for young children, with a focus on child centred and interactive approaches. The students will explore the similarities and differences of the High/Scope approach, the Reggio Emilia approach, and the method developed by Maria Montessori. Pre-requisite: ECE 118, ECE 122, ECE 217, ECE 312, ECE 314, ECE 317. 2 units of credit. $192.30 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5051 Sep 22–Nov 24, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
ISSUES & ADMINISTRATION
ECE 414
This course provides an overview of the operational issues involved in the delivery of child care services in Ontario. Past and present issues specific to the early childhood education profession will be considered as the students develop their practical knowledge of all phases of effective early childhood education programs. Pre-requisite: ECE 122, ECE 211, ECE 303, ECE 314, ECE 317. 2 units of credit. $192.30 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4375 Sep 19–Nov 28, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P
SCHOOL–AGE DEVELOPMENT AND BEST PRACTICES
ECE 419
This course examines typical development of the school-aged child and the adolescent with an emphasis on planning developmentally appropriate practices for children in kindergarten and school-age programs. The role of the Early Childhood Educator in working collaboratively with elementary teachers in the elementary school system will also be discussed. Pre-requisite: ECE 114, ECE 118, ECE 122, ECE 211, ECE 214, ECE 117. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1330 Jan 17-Apr 11, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P
PROFESSIONALISM & WORKING WITH FAMILIES
ECE 420
This course is designed to help the student develop an awareness of the concerns of parents and provide them with strategies to support parents and their families. The student will examine different family systems and acquire skills to help support positive relationships with parents, which includes facilitating adult problem solving, planning interviews and planning meetings with families. Pre-requisite: ECE 122. 3 units of credit. $249.99 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4462 Sep 14–Dec 7, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P
INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
ECE 421
This course is designed to help students examine attitudes, values and beliefs towards children with diverse abilities within an inclusive environment. Generic strategies for adapting the learning environment and providing accessibility will be explored. There will be a historical focus on Canadian legislation and the social and medical disability perspectives. In supporting children with diverse abilities, the referral process, collaboration with families and community resources will be analyzed. $192.30 Text extra
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5171 Sep 20-Nov 22, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P

FIELD PLACEMENTS

Field placements to be arranged. Contact your ECE program coordinator for details.

FIELD PLACEMENT I
ECE 229
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, SSC160. Co-Requisite: ECE 213 9 units of credit. $175.00.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4759 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 5252 Individually arranged
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1451 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1048 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT II
ECE 329
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, ECE 211, ECE 229, ECE 314, ECE 420, FAW100. Co-Requisite: ECE 313. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5166 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 5431 Individually arranged
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1400 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1132 Individually arranged
FIELD PLACEMENT III
ECE 429
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: ECE 114, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, ECE 303, ECE 308, ECE 314, ECE 329, ECE 414. Co-requisite: ECE 413. 9 units of credit. $175.00.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4511 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 4942 Individually arranged
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1178 Individually arranged
CHATHAM 550 1338 Individually arranged
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South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

Chatham

Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

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South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington

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