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Workforce Development and Community Re-Entry

Attention: This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.

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 other Certificates of Completion in the areas of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders and Sustainable Food Systems.

Details

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Field of Interest: 
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type: 
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
3092
Total credits required: 
64-68
Effective term: 
Summer 2021
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)
Notes

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

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: 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: 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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