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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.

THIS PROGRAM IS FALL INTAKE ONLY - Windsor 2017 Fall intake is now FULL

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Diploma/Degree (in Human Services or the Health field) or a grade 12 Diploma PLUS 24 months of paid or volunteer work in the addictions field with a verification letter.
  • An interview with the Chemical Dependency Program Coordinator. Please contact Continuing Education at (519) 972-2711 or coned@stclaircollege.ca to arrange an interview.
  • SSC 160 Basic Psychology (or equivalent.)

Chemical Dependency Program Pre-requisite:
For students who do not have SSC 160 Basic Psychology (or equivalent) prior to the fall program intake, students may take both CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse and SSC 160 Basic Psychology in the fall semester. The remaining courses must be taken in the sequence listed below, concluding the program with CDC 170 Field Practicum.

Program Pre-requisite: SSC 160 Basic Psychology

Please look under our General Education, Humanities and Social Sciences section for SSC 160 Basic Psychology course offerings.

9 Required Courses: * Courses must be taken in the sequence listed below. SSC 160 Basic Psychology
CDC 120 Basic Studies in Substance Abuse
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
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: SSC 160. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5404 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
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, CDC 130, CDC 140, CDC 205, CDC 118, CDC 150, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5405 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
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, CDC 130, CDC 140, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5385 Sep 19-Dec 4, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
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. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1063 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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, CDC 130, CDC 140, CDC 205, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1111 Jan 17-Apr 4, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
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. Students, please contact your program coordinator prior to registering for CDC 170. Pre-Requisite: CDC 120, CDC 130, CDC 140, CDC 205, CDC 118, CDC 150, CDC 160, SSC 160. 4 units of credit.
FALL
Windsor 050 5389 Sep 18-Dec 8 $150.00
WINTER
Windsor 050 1097 Jan 15-Apr 6 $150.00

Community Living Skills Program

BY REFERRAL ONLY. For further information regarding program referral, call Lois Caldwell at 519-969-8188, ext. 302.

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 our website at Admissions Procedures.

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

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.

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.

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. As well, to arrange field placements, please contact 519-972-2727 ext. 4541.

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:
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 ECE 114 Creating Curriculum with Young Children I
ECE 117 Introduction to ECE
ECE 120 Positive Child Guidance
ECE 122 Preschool Development and Best Practices
ECE 133 Observation of Young Children
SSC 160 Basic Psychology
SEMESTER 2 ECE 205G Anti-Oppression in Canadian Society
ECE 211 Curriculum Methods: Literacy and Movement
ECE 213 Preparation for Field Placement I
ECE 229 Field Placement I
ECE 314 Infant/Toddler Development and Best Practices
ECE 420 Professionalism and Working with Families
FAW 100 Foundations of Academic Writing I
SEMESTER 3 ECE 303 Health, Nutrition and Safety
ECE 308 Development of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE 313 Preparation for Field Placement II
ECE 329 Field Placement II
ECE 419 School Age Development and Best Practices
ELEC 1030 General Education Elective
SEMESTER 4 ECE 203G Relations & Family Dynamics
ECE 403 Emergent Curriculum
ECE 413 Field Preparation for ECE417
ECE 414 Issues and Administration
ECE 421 Inclusion of Children with Diverse Abilities
ECE 429 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.
FALL
Windsor 070 5739 Sep 16, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $40.00
WINTER
Windsor 070 1356 Jan 13, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $40.00
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. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1261 Jan 17-Apr 11, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1099 Jan 16-Apr 10, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1085 Jan 15-Apr 16, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1266 Jan 18-Apr 12, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra
WINTER
Windsor 050 1020 Jan 16-Apr 10, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5531 Sep 13-Dec 6, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5528 Sep 11-Dec 11, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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 122, ECE 133. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5527 Sep 12-Dec 5, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Pre-requisite: ECE 314. 2 units of credit.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1260 Jan 15-Mar 26, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P $192.30
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 314. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1022 Jan 17-Mar 21, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P $192.30
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). Pre-requisite: ECE 122 ECE 133, ECE 117, SSC 160. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5525 Sep 14-Dec 7, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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 229, ECE 314, ECE 419. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5529 Sep 18–Nov 27, Mon, 6:30P-9:30P $192.30
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 117, ECE 420, ECE 229. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5530 Sep 21–Nov 23, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P $192.30
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 314. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
WINTER
Windsor 050 1259 Jan 16-Apr 10, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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 117 ECE 120. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5526 Sep 13–Dec 6, Wed, 6:30P-9:30P $249.99
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. Pre-requisite: ECE 308, ECE 314, FAW 100. Text extra.
FALL
Windsor 050 5581 Sep 19-Nov 21, Tue, 6:30P-9:30P $192.30

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: All first semester courses-ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, SSC 160. Co-Requisite: ECE 213. 9 units of credit.
FALL
Windsor 050 5579 individually arranged $175.00
WINTER
Windsor 050 1021 individually arranged $175.00
FIELD PLACEMENT II
ECE 329
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: All first and second semester courses- ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, SSC 160, ECE 205G, ECE 211, ECE 213, 229, 314, ECE 420, FAW100. Co-Requisite: ECE 313. 9 units of credit.
FALL
Windsor 050 5580 individually arranged $175.00
WINTER
Windsor 050 1023 individually arranged $175.00
FIELD PLACEMENT III
ECE 429
Observation and practice teaching in a selected early childhood education program under approved supervision. Pre-Requisite: All first, second and third semester courses- ECE 114, ECE 117, ECE 120, ECE 122, ECE 133, SSC 160, ECE 205G, ECE 211, ECE 213, ECE 229, ECE 314, ECE 420, FAW 100, ECE 303, ECE 308, ECE 313, ECE 329, ECE 419. Co-requisite: ECE 413. 9 units of credit.
FALL
Windsor 050 5582 individually arranged $175.00
WINTER
Windsor 050 1024 individually arranged $175.00
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