Addictions / Concurrent Disorders Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement of Completion
Students Studying

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.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Community Services & Support

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 2019/20 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 contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

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.


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
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
HMNS10034 Introduction to Concurrent Disorders




HMNS10037 Introduction to Mental Health (ACD)




HMNS10039 Introduction to Addictions



Getting Started

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.

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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