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Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry program is designed to provide incarcerated persons with the skills needed to effectively transition from incarceration to the community. Courses in the program will focus on job readiness, job preparation, and job retention skills as well as family reunification, personal and social skill development, and substance abuse education. The program includes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry, as well as various other Certificates of Completion in the areas of Carpentry, Furniture Construction/Refinishing, Electrical, Trim Plumbing, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders, and Sustainable Food Systems.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest: 
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type: 
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
3092
Total credits required: 
64-68
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission criteria

Permission of Department or Division is required for admission to the Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry program.

Academic Plan: 
Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry (DEG)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:13
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry (5581)13
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:26-30
Students will choose one of the following for a total of 26-30 credits.
 
Students must choose 26-30 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives below. These industry/job specific credits must include a minimum of 9 credits with a common prefix.
ABA+++++Any ABA Arizona Builders Alliance course
ABC+++++Any ABC Associated Builders and Contractors course
ACC+++++Any ACC Accounting course
ADA+++++Any ADA Advertising Arts course
AEN+++++Any AEN Alternative Energy course
AGB+++++Any AGB Agribusiness course
AGL+++++Any AGL Agricultural Landscape course
AGS+++++Any AGS Agricultural Science course
APT+++++Any APT Automotive Performance Technology course
AUT+++++Any AUT Automotive Technology course
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction Technology course
BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers course
CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems course
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course
CPD+++++Any CPD Counseling and Personal Development course
ELA+++++Any ELA Electrician: Apprenticeship course
FON+++++Any FON Food and Nutrition course
GTC+++++Any GTC General Technology course
IEC+++++Any IEC Independent Electrical Contractors course
IMC+++++Any IMC Interstate Mechanical Contractors course
IND+++++Any IND Industry course
PRM+++++Any PRM Property Management course
REC+++++Any REC Recreation course
SUN+++++Any SUN Sundtcorp course
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course
OR
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level I (5584N) (14)
Students must also choose 12-15 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level II (5586N) (27.5)
Students must also choose 0-1.5 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Electrical Level I (5588N) (12)
Students must also choose 14-17 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Electrical Level II (5590N) (26.5)
Students must also choose 0-2.5 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Furniture Construction/Refinishing Level I (5603N) (12)
Students must also choose 14-17 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Furniture Construction/Refinishing Level II (5604N) (26)
Students must also choose 0-3 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Trim Plumbing (5882N) (18)
Students must also choose 8-11 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Foundations in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (5894N) (12-13)
Students must also choose 14-16 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
 
OR
 
Certificate of Completion in Workforce Development: Introduction to Sustainable Food Systems (5895N) (12)
Students must also choose 14-17 industry/job specific elective credits from the list of Restricted Electives.
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 25
 
General Education CoreCredits: 15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Critical Reading area.
 
MathematicsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Competencies
  • CCL in Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry (5581N)
  • Summarize the effectiveness of conflict, time, money, and stress management for the incarcerated person. (WFR110, WFR120)
  • Explain how developing personal skills improves a person's value system. (WFR110)
  • Summarize how reunification skills promote a healthy self-esteem for the incarcerated person. (WFR112)
  • Describe communication techniques and styles to enhance healthy families and support systems. (WFR112)
  • Summarize types of personal boundaries, reasons for setting boundaries, and acceptable ways to set boundaries. (WFR114)
  • Review decision making skills, strategies, and resources for preventing substance abuse. (WFR116)
  • Identify job preparation skills for an incarcerated person re-entering the workforce. (WFR118)
  • Summarize appropriate information disclosure procedures for incarcerated persons on a resume, on a job application, and during an interview. (WFR118)
  • Summarize procedures and techniques to assist in job retention for an incarcerated person in transition. (WFR120)
  • Differentiate between protocol, conflict, and communication within the workplace. (WFR120)
  • AND
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level I (5584N)
  • Differentiate between various types of lumber, wood, and manufactured wood products, their classifications, and how each is maintained at a job site. (ABA120)
  • Differentiate between various types of nails, fasteners, and adhesive and how each is used. (ABA120, ABA121)
  • Explain types of framing, floor construction, center beam, and post support systems. (ABA121)
  • Summarize how to construct interior and exterior walls. (ABA121)
  • Summarize various safety practices and procedures. (ABC119)
  • Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act. (ABC119)
  • Calculate construction problems using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and both standard and metric measurements. (ABC120, GTC107)
  • Identify the types of hand and power tools used in the construction industry, and explain safety and maintenance procedures. (ABC121)
  • Explain rigging, including types of equipment, safety procedures, and inspection procedures. (ABC122)
  • Describe components of a blueprint, including symbols, terms, line types, and abbreviations. (ABC123)
  • Demonstrate ability to read a blueprint. (ABC123)
  • Define roofing terminology and describe various roofing systems. (ABC136)
  • Perform various carpentry duties. (CNS290AB)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Carpentry Level II (5586N)
  • Explain the types of cement, admixtures, aggregate, and reinforcing materials used to make concrete. (ABC135)
  • Summarize procedures to transport, handle, pour, and finish concrete. (ABC135)
  • Explain how to build a foundation and set up forms. (ABC135)
  • Describe procedures and materials needed for various types of stair construction and installation. (ABC230)
  • Estimate quantities and costs on materials for various construction projects, including excavation, lumber, masonry, and concrete. (GTC121)
  • Explain procedures for preparing a construction site, including local zoning and building ordinances. (SUN104)
  • Demonstrate ability to lay out a structure on a plot plan and create footing and foundation building lines. (SUN104)
  • Perform various carpentry duties. (CNS290AC)
  • AND
  • Describe various types of exterior wall finishes and determine when to use each one. (ABC231)
  • Explain installation procedures for various exterior wall finishes. (ABC231)
  • Define various terms related to exterior wall finishes, metal framing, and drywall. (ABC231, SUN207)
  • Differentiate between types of drywall and explain installation procedures for each. (SUN207)
  • Explain metal framing, its advantages, and installation procedures. (SUN207)
  • OR
  • Summarize various construction building methods. (GTC182)
  • Explain the parts of construction drawings, plans, and specifications, including abbreviations and symbols. (SUN208)
  • Review construction drawings, plans, and elevations. (SUN208)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Electrical Level I (5588N)
  • Summarize electrical fundamentals including hazards and safety procedures. (ABA102)
  • Summarize the National Electrical Code (NEC). (ABA102)
  • Define various electrical terms. (ABA102, ABA104, ABC142)
  • Calculate current, voltage drop, and resistance in a series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. (ABA102)
  • Explain Ohm's Law. (ABA102, ABC142)
  • Summarize procedures for hand bending electrical conduit. (ABA103)
  • Differentiate between various types of electrical hardware, including conduit, wire, raceways, and ducts, and their usage. (ABA104)
  • Summarize various safety practices and procedures. (ABC119)
  • Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act. (ABC119)
  • Calculate electrical problems using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and both standard and metric measurements. (ABC120)
  • Identify the types of hand and power tools used in the construction industry, and explain safety and maintenance procedures. (ABC121)
  • Explain rigging, including types of equipment, safety procedures, and inspection procedures. (ABC122)
  • Describe components of a blueprint, including symbols, terms, line types, and abbreviations. (ABC123)
  • Demonstrate ability to read a blueprint. (ABC123)
  • Identify types of electrical test equipment and when to use each one. (ABC126)
  • Explain procedures for using and maintaining electrical test equipment. (ABC126)
  • Summarize the differences between frequency meters, analog meters, and digital meters. (ABC126)
  • Explain how electricity is conducted. (ABC142)
  • Differentiate between alternating current and direct current. (ABC142)
  • Summarize how a three phase system operates. (ABC142)
  • Perform various electrical duties. (CNS290AB)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Electrical Level II (5590N)
  • Summarize installation procedures for various electrical services. (ABA130)
  • Explain circuits. (ABA130, ABC132)
  • Explain grounding. (ABA130, ABC144)
  • Use a scientific calculator to calculate various electrical problems. (ABA150)
  • Solve electrical problems using various formulas, proportion, ratios, and measurements. (ABA150)
  • Explain guidelines and codes related to circuit breakers and fuses. (ABC132)
  • Differentiate between incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge lamps. (ABC133)
  • Install various lighting systems. (ABC133)
  • Compare and contrast single phase and three-phase electric motors. (ABC143)
  • Demonstrate ability to handle, install, and troubleshoot various electric motors. (ABC143)
  • Apply National Electrical Code (NEC) installation standards for a variety of utilization equipment and specific occupancies/special use electrical equipment. (ABC144, BLT131)
  • Identify and calculate various requirements for electric systems. (BLT131)
  • Perform various electrical duties. (CNS290AC)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Furniture Construction/Refinishing Level I (5603N)
  • Review mathematical principles to include basic operations, significant digits, exponents, square roots, and order of operations. (GTC107)
  • Demonstrate safe and proper use of woodworking hand tools, stationary, and portable power tools. (GTC127, GTC128, GTC130)
  • Summarize details for planning a woodworking project. (GTC128)
  • Identify various woods and their uses. (GTC128)
  • Describe ways to secure wood projects together, including joints, glues, and metal fasteners. (GTC128)
  • Explain the process of building and completing a piece of furniture. (GTC128, GTC130)
  • Design, construct, assemble, and finish a piece of furniture. (GTC128, GTC130)
  • Calculate and buy appropriate material for furniture projects. (GTC130)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Furniture Construction/Refinishing Level II (5604N)
  • Examine the fundamentals of cabinet building and construction. (CRP214AD)
  • Utilize various bidding techniques in preparing a formal bid. (GTC131)
  • Explain the sequence of processes and materials used for finishing wood. (GTC132)
  • Apply stains, filler, sealers, and protective coatings. (GTC132)
  • Differentiate between various types of cabinet construction. (GTC144)
  • Demonstrate cutting, shaping, and assembling techniques for cabinetmaking. (GTC144)
  • Construct a wood cabinet which includes a drawer and door. (GTC145)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Trim Plumbing (5882N)
  • Identify and describe special regulations, materials, and processes required in the installation of various piping systems. (ABA179, ABA192, ABC256, IMC120)
  • Complete basic plumbing calculations. (ABA179, ABC/MEC/PNT120, IMC120)
  • Review operation and installation of water heaters and water meters. (ABA179, ABC256)
  • Review plumbing repairs and preventive maintenance procedures. (ABA192)
  • Identify basic hand and power tools and their usage in the plumbing crafts. (ABA192, ABC/MEC/PNT121)
  • Interpret and use construction drawings. (ABA192, ABC123, ABC256, IMC120)
  • Identify basic construction drawing terms, components and symbols as directly relate to plumbing trades. (ABA192, ABC123, IMC120)
  • Describe code requirements and construction practices in the plumbing industry. (ABA192, ABC256)
  • Identify common types of materials and schedules used in the plumbing trades, specifically trim plumbing. (ABA192, ABC256)
  • Review installation and repair procedures for commonly used fixtures and faucets in residential and commercial applications. (ABA192, ABC256)
  • Describe basic system components and their applications. (ABA192, ABC256)
  • Review safety rules and procedures for working on construction job sites. (ABC/MEC119, ABC/MEC/PNT121, ABC/HEO/MEC122)
  • Explain the inspection, use and safety procedures for specific rigging equipment. (ABC/HEO/MEC122)
  • Plan, test and install various types of drains. (ABC256, IMC120)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Foundations in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (5894N)
  • Examine the history of drugs of abuse and addiction. (ASD100)
  • Identify symptoms of addictions and substance use disorders. (ASD100)
  • Review roles and responsibilities of addictions counselors. (ASD100, ASD102, ASD120, ASD161, ASD165)
  • Summarize counselor ethics and standards of practice. (ASD100, ASD120, ASD161, ASD165)
  • Describe addiction prevention and treatment modalities. (ASD100, ASD145, ASD150, ASD165)
  • Differentiate between self-help groups and counseling. (ASD102, ASD150)
  • Explain professional counseling skills as they relate to the addicted client and family members. (ASD102, ASD161, ASD165)
  • Evaluate and demonstrate effective communication skills for counseling. (ASD102, ASD161, ASD165)
  • Describe the effect of various categories of substances of abuse on the human physiological system. (ASD110)
  • Review the psychological and pharmacological effects of substance abuse. (ASD110)
  • Summarize the effects of chronic substance abuse on development. (ASD110)
  • Explain the physiological effects of detoxification of various categories of substance abuse. (ASD110)
  • Summarize fundamental principles, concept and historical antecedents of various self-help groups. (ASD150)
  • Analyze counseling concepts inherent to the twelve steps. (ASD150)
  • Demonstrate appropriate beginning counseling and record keeping skills. (ASD161, ASD165)
  • OR
  • CCL in Workforce Development: Introduction to Sustainable Food Systems (5895N)
  • Compare and contrast organizational structures of various types of kitchens and kitchen staff. (CUL101)
  • Summarize introductory principles of and skills for professional cooking. (CUL101, CUL102)
  • Differentiate between safety standards and sanitation techniques used in a restaurant kitchen. (CUL101, CUL102)
  • Demonstrate basic equipment and utensil use. (CUL101, CUL102)
  • Describe principles and applications of basic restaurant cooking techniques. (CUL101, CUL102)
  • Explain the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for grading meat. (CUL102)
  • Identify key ingredients and steps for making stocks, soups, sauces. (CUL102)
  • Review historical events impacting current food production models. (FON161)
  • Explain the effects of food systems on the environment, health and communities. (FON161, FON163)
  • Assess the benefits of a sustainable food system. (FON161, FON163)
  • Review food safety concerns. (FON161, FON163)
  • Demonstrate skills for preparing organic, seasonal and local foods. (FON163)
  • Develop sustainable menus. (FON163)
  • Summarize challenges for a sustainable future. (FON163)

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