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Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    This program will give you a strong theoretical, practical and philosophical basis to work with and support people who have intellectual disabilities. Course work includes projects, seminars, independent study and field placements. You'll be encouraged to explore topics of particular interest to you. As well, there are frequent opportunities for exchanging experiences and ideas with each other, faculty members and professionals in the field. Placements are an integral component of the second year.
  • Academic Title
    Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    DSWP-111     Introduction to Disability         
    DSWP-112     Valued Social Roles         
    DSWP-113*     Supports for Personal Health Care         
    DSWP-114*     Developing A Vision         
    COMM-160/161     College Communication 1 / (ESL)         
    GNED-135     Social Psychology         
    CS-102     Interpersonal Skill Development         
    * Minimum C grade required
    Semester 2 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    COMM-170/171     College Communication 2 / (ESL)         
    DSWP-107**     Pharmacology         
    DSWP-121     Health Promotion And Personal Well-Being         
    DSWP-122*     Building Responsive Communities         
    DSWP-123     History of Disability: Images and Role Perceptions         
    DSWP-124*     Facilitation And Leadership Skills         
    DSWP-125     Preparation For Practice         
    DSWP-126*     Field Observation         
    * Minimum C grade required
    ** Minimum B grade required
    Semester 3 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ENGL-206     Report Presentation for Community Service Workers         
    GNED-500     Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action         
    DSWP-215*     Teaching Skills         
    DSWP-216*     Readings In Disability         
    DSWP-217*     Field Seminar         
    DSWP-218*     Field Placement 1         
    * Minimum C grade required
    Semester 4 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    ELECT     Elective         
    DSWP-225     Policy and Social Welfare Systems         
    DSWP-226*     Disabilities Issues: Analysis and Research         
    DSWP-227*     Field Seminar 2         
    DSWP-228*     Field Placement 2         
    * Minimum C grade required

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