Thames Campus - Chatham
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)
519-354-9714 ext. 3253
A University Degree in Humanities or Social Science with at least one course in Introductory Psychology and Developmental Psychology or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker or Educational Support.
This program provides individuals who have completed a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Community College diploma in Early Childhood Education or other social sciences, with an opportunity to complete the two year diploma program in an intensive eleven month time frame. This additional background allows for a combination of skills important in the workplace. The DSW program will appeal to students who like working with people and appreciate and understand differences. They must have both patience and flexibility while showing a caring attitude.
- Exceptional field placements with an effort made to match students to their own community when possible in the London, Windsor, Sarnia, Chatham areas
Graduates have excellent credentials for employment opportunities in community associations, agencies and school boards, and as in-home support workers. They can also work as public educators on the issue of developmental disabilities.
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.
Prior to entering the program, you must have your CPR and Standard First Aid Certification.
Due to the 24 hour nature of this field, students may be required to perform placement duties on off hours; this may include evenings.
Accepted applicants must submit proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to entry into the program.
Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.
Graduates are also eligible to participate in a Transfer Agreement between the DSW, CYW or the ECE program.
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:
Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees: $4,821.23
Students are responsible for all costs associated with travel to the field placement which may include locations in London, Windsor, West Lorne, Dover Centre, and Sarnia.
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For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees