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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.

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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 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.


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Field of Interest: 
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Summer 2007
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 (CER)

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
WFR110Re-Entry Skills: Personal Skill Development3
WFR112Re-Entry Skills: Family Reunification3
WFR114Re-Entry Skills: Social Skill Development1
WFR116Re-Entry Skills: Substance Abuse Education1
WFR118Re-Entry Skills: Job Readiness3
WFR120Re-Entry Skills: Job Retention2
  • 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)

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