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Disability Studies Academic Certificate

Prepare for a career in the field of disability service provision. You will learn how to demonstrate a basic set of helping skills (warmth, empathy, reflective listening) needed for entry employment in the field, work as a culturally sensitive and ethical practitioner, demonstrate a stronger sense of self resulting from personal growth experiences, and use critical thinking and writing skills needed for working with clients. In addition, you will learn to employ assessment techniques, programming strategies, goal planning and life skills training that support self-advocacy, productivity, and community and family inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities.

Degree Options

Upon receiving your academic certificate, you may enter the workforce or your courses may be applied to the English or Liberal Arts associate's degree programs at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options

  • Social and human service assistants
  • Community and social service specialists,
  • Rehabilitation counselor assistants
  • Personal and home care aides


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