Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Developmental Services Worker - Accelerated

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Program Information

School:Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Faculty:School of Social and Community Services
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Developmental Services Worker
Description:

Humber’s Developmental Services Worker (DSW) – Accelerated diploma program teaches you skills to effectively promote the physical, mental and emotional health of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You’ll be taught by developmental services experts who are active in the field, in classes with comparatively low student to teacher ratios. Our curriculum is designed with input from the developmental services field ensuring courses are current and relevant.



You’ll begin your studies by learning the stages of human development, the types of developmental disabilities and the range of available community support services for this population. Next, you’ll learn intervention techniques, person-centered planning, abnormal psychology/dual diagnosis, basic pharmacology, supporting people with autism and other complex needs, augmentative forms of communication, and effective responses to people who have been abused. Finally, you’ll develop skills in building interpersonal relationships and counselling.

URL:Developmental Services Worker - Accelerated at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $23,601

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma in a related field.

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 76]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Medical Certificate of Health
    • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check. It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the field placement component, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
    • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 18, 2020