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Developmental Services Worker - Accelerated

Tuition fee CA$23,601 per program

The fees shown here are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$21,646), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Overview

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.

Work Placement

This program offers a wide range of innovative and traditional work-integrated learning opportunities. The field placement coordinator will consult with you regarding your interests and preferences in order to connect you to specific agencies. During the fourth semester, you will complete a 400-hour internship. The fourth semester takes place from May through mid-August.

Career opportunities

A career as a developmental services worker will allow you to help people with disabilities live, work and participate in their communities. You will learn to support people with intellectual disabilities, autism, physical challenges or other special needs and can find work in a variety of roles including:

  • community support worker
  • educational/teaching assistant in a school
  • classroom assistant in a daycare centre
  • seniors’ case worker
  • residential case worker
  • family worker

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD)

Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and its Developmental Services Special Interest Group (DSSIG).

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States