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Disability Service Certificate


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MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS30

  1. General Education Requirements 9 credits
    1. Complete the following classes or higher6 credits

      Instruction in composition of expository essays with emphasis on different techniques for organization and development.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement

      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 108 completed with a grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate scores on placement test.

      *Placement testing into a higher level English course.

      This course covers solving systems of linear equations, inequalities, exponents and radicals, quadratic functions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series and the binomial theorem.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: GER Natural Science Requirement

      Prerequisite(s): MATH 055 (or equivalent) completed with a grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate scores on placement test.

      *Placement testing into a higher level Math course.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      Exploration of feelings, attitudes and behaviors that affect interpersonal relationships in all areas of life with particular emphasis on the workplace. Class activities are structured to increase self-awareness, build self-esteem, and enhance relationship skills.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: GER Social Science Requirement

      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Focuses on systematic approach to effective helping and skills in the following categories: skills for understanding, skills for comfort and crisis intervention, and skills for positive action.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: N/A.

      Prerequisite(s): None.

  2. Major Specialty Requirements 15 credits
    1. Complete the following 15 credits

      An overview of Community-Based Services and aspects of providing quality Long-Term Care for individuals experiencing disabilities across the lifespan.

      Credits: 2.0

      Contact Hours: 2 + 0

      Course Attributes: N/A

      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Presents an array of instructional techniques appropriate for inclusive community and school settings. Based on a team approach, this course encourages paraprofessionals and other support staff to take advantage of opportunities for teaching new skills and skill maintenance. Includes an introduction to a variety of individualized plans (service, educational, behavioral and rehabilitation) and the instructional strategies which are used to implement them.

      Credits: 2.0

      Contact Hours: 2 + 0

      Course Attributes: N/A.

      Prerequisite(s): [HUMS 109 or HUMS 182] or HUMS 205.

      This course provides an overview of behavioral techniques for managing problematic behaviors for direct care providers who work with populations requiring specialized interventions.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: N/A.

      Prerequisite(s): None.

      This course is an introduction of legal and ethical practices for students who work or intend to work with persons experiencing disabilities.

      Credits: 2.0

      Contact Hours: 2 + 0

      Course Attributes: N/A.

      Prerequisite(s): None

      Arranged placement in a community human service agency. Emphasis on observation of agency structure and function, professional relations, and interagency relationships. Application of beginning helping skills with agency clients. Weekly in –class seminar to facilitate integration of knowledge, skills and values.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 1 + 9

      Course Attributes: N/A.

      Prerequisite(s): HUMS 101, HUMS 223, and ENGL 111 or equivalent.

      Reviews cognitive, physical, and social aspects of human development changes which occur during person’s life. Covering the prenatal period, infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and early middle and late adulthood.

      Credits: 3.0

      Contact Hours: 3 + 0

      Course Attributes: GER Social Science Requirement.

      Prerequisite(s): None.

  3. Specialty Area Electives 6 credits
    1. Complete the following 6 credits

      Select 6 credits of additional courses from those listed as emphasis requirements or electives under the AAS Degree in Disability Services

      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.