Developmental Services Worker - Accelerated
Developmental Services Worker Header - Accelerated

Campus:
Thames Campus - Chatham (K824)

Program Length:
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)

Starts:
September

Contact:


Connie Marion
519-354-9714 ext. 3253
cmarion@stclaircollege.ca


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Exceptional field placements with an effort made to match students to their own community when possible in the London, Windsor, Sarnia, Chatham areas
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

FIELD PLACEMENT
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.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
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.

TRANSFER AGREEMENT
Graduates are also eligible to participate in a Transfer Agreement between the DSW, CYW or the ECE program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:

Total Tuition and Compulsory Fees for 3 semesters:
$4,822.07

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.

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website .

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
HMN1112
2
Human Relations I
HMN1102
3
Health I
HMN1105
3
Issues in Personal Support
PRM2100
3
Theory & Practice of Pharmacology
HMN2106
3
Developmental Disabilities
HMN3107
3
Human Relations III
HMN3110G
3
Late Adulthood

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 2
HMN2202
2
Health II
HMN2105
3
Approaches to Personal Support
HMN2100
3
Human Relations II
HMN2108
3
Dual Diagnosis
HMN4105
2

Personal Support for People with
Complex Needs
HMN4100
2
Human Relations IV
HMN4103
2
Professionalism II
HMN1113
3
Life Skills

Semester 3
HMN4009
30
Field Placement