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Classroom and Community Support Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Classroom and Community Support Program prepares students for employment in settings which promote the development, education, well-being and citizenship of children and adults with disabilities. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary to assist our communities to include everyone, regardless of ability.
  • Practical experience
    There are opportunities for field-related work between semesters two and three.
  • Academic Title
    Classroom and Community Support Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester I
    Course     Title     Credits

    • CFCS 1110 or DVST 0356     Introduction to Community     3
    • CFCS 1121     Personal and Professional Development     1.5
    • CFCS 1130     Change and Development: Lifespan     3
    • CCSD 1140     Introduction to Practice     3
    • CCSD 1150     Teaching and Learning: Foundations     3  
            13.5

    Semester II

    • CCSD 1220     Working with Others     3
    • CFCS 1221     Personal and Professional Development     1.5
    • CCSD 1250     Teaching and Learning: Adaptations and Modifications     3
    • CCSD 1270     Perspectives on Disability     1.5
    • CCSD, CFCS, UT     Elective     3
    • CCSD 1240     Practicum I     4.5
            16.5

    Semester III

    • CFCS 2330     Change and Development: Families     1.5
    • CCSD 2334     Supporting Families     1.5
    • CCSD 2350     Teaching and Learning: Positive Behaviour Supports     3
    • CCSD 2370     Personal Assistance     1.5
    • CCSD 2380     Community Building     3
    • CCSD 2340     Practicum II     4.5
            15

    Semester IV Diploma Program

    • CFCS 2410     Advanced Issues: Reflection and Integration     3
    • CCSD 2420     Leading Groups     3
    • CCSD 2440     Service-Learning     3
    • CCSD, CFCS, UT     Elective     3
    • CCSD, CFCS, UT     Elective     3
            15

    Electives

    In addition to the core courses required for graduation, certificate students choose one elective course and diploma students choose two additional elective courses (unless the student wishes to earn a specialty designation in Behavioural Intervention—see below). The CCSD elective courses are as follows:

    Course     Title     Credits
    • CCSD 1230     Support Across the Lifespan     3
    • CCSD 2460     Augmentative and Alternative Communication     3

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