Addictions / Concurrent Disorders Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement of Completion
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This acknowledgement of completion consists of three introductory courses which provide students with an opportunity to study addiction, co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and explore assessment and treatment options. This acknowledgement may be taken for general interest or by students who are exploring a career in this field. These courses are also suitable for individuals working in social services agencies or health care settings who are interested in learning more about how to support individuals with addiction or concurrent disorders.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies and Course Schedule.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem! Provided you have appropriate prerequisites, courses can be taken individually or as part of the full acknowledgement.

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Recommended Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Students who struggle with communication or whose first language is not English are encouraged to explore upgrading options available through our Applied Communications Centre.
  • Computer Skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access)
    Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering these courses. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion or registration, please contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

The following course(s) are currently offered via OntarioLearn (online learning) equivalency:

  • HMNS10119 Addictions and Mental Health is equivalent to HMNS10039 Introduction to Addictions

Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information.

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
HMNS10034 Introduction to Concurrent Disorders Learn about co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. Define a concurrent disorder, understand the importance of addressing concurrent disorder issues, examine your attitudes and values, develop knowledge of treatment options and understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship. 27 hours.
HMNS10037 Introduction to Mental Health (ACD)

Learn about mental health disorders including prevalence, assessment and treatment options. Explore recent trends in mental health service delivery. 27 hours.


HMNS10039 Introduction to Addictions Gain a basic understanding of addictions including prevalence, diagnoses, assessment and treatment. Current issues and trends in the field will be explored. 27 hours. HMNS10119 (Addictions and Mental Health) is equivalent to HMNS10039 offered through OntarioLearn.


The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name

Fall 2021

(Sep to Dec)

Winter 2022

(Jan to Apr)

Spring 2022

(May to Aug)

Fall 2022

(Sep to Dec)

Winter 2023

(Jan to Apr)

HMNS10034 Introduction to Concurrent Disorders    


HMNS10037 Introduction to Mental Health (ACD)


(due to COVID restrictions)



HMNS10039 Introduction to Addictions   Classroom     Classroom
HMNS10119  Addictions and Mental Health (equivalent to HMNS10039) OntarioLearn   OntarioLearn OntarioLearn  
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Access OntarioLearn
Visit OntarioLearn to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information. 

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials. 

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Career Opportunities

This acknowledgement may be taken by students who are exploring a career in the Addictions / Concurrent Disorders field or individuals working in social services agencies or health care settings. Addictions / Concurrent Disorders training can lead to careers in social service, mental health, community and addictions work.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada Job Bank