Workforce Development: Foundations in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders


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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Workforce Development: Foundations in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders program is designed to provide the incarcerated person with a foundational perspective of professions in the alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation field. Courses focus on professional ethics, the evolution of alcohol and drugs, related abuse; including, addiction and mental disorders, categories of substances, and pharmacology. Beginning professional counseling skills and record-keeping will be covered.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Workforce Development: Foundations in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Spring 2018
Admissions criteria

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


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

What You'll Learn
  • 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)
  • Differentiate between Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (ASD145)
  • 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)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ASD100Foundations of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders3
ASD102Communication Skills in Treating Addiction3
ASD110Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency3
ASD120Professional Ethics in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (1) OR
ASD145AIDS and Addiction (1)1
ASD150Principles of Self-Help Groups (2) OR
ASD161Beginning Clinical Documentation Skills (3) OR
ASD165Theories and Techniques in the Treatment of Addictions (2)2-3

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