Developmental Services Worker - Diploma

Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Qualification
Diploma
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
January May September
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M) 

Recommended: 

  • Computer competency in relevant software 
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M) 
  • Any biology (C), (U), or (M) 
  • A valid driver's license 
  • Volunteer work/co-op placement in a related area 

For graduates of the old curriculum (OS:IS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including: 

  • Any 2 senior level English (general or advanced) 

Recommended: 

  • Computer competency in relevant software 
  • Any senior level mathematics (general or advanced) 
  • Any biology (general or advanced) 
  • A valid driver's license 
  • Volunteer work/co-op placement in a related area- NEW

Curriculum

Semester 1

  • College Communication
  • Counselling and Group Dynamics
  • Positive Behavioral Supports I
  • Disabilities Strategies I
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • Field Work I
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Issues in Developmental Psychology
  • Prepared for Success

Semester 2

  • Speaking/Writing Comm. Services I
  • Community Employability Skills
  • Disabilities Strategies II
  • Positive Behavioral Supports II
  • Crisis Management and Prevention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Basic Nursing Skills II
  • Dementia
  • Positive Psychology

Semester 3

  • Pharmacology for Developmental Services Worker
  • Field Work IIA
  • Field Work IIB
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment & Assess
  • Adult Issues and Advocacy
  • Disability and Communication Systems
  • Observation and Recording
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Human Sexuality

Semester 4

  • Field Work III
  • Field Work IV

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