The Developmental Services Worker program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to support people with developmental disabilities to participate in all aspects of life in their communities. Our program is anchored philosophically in persondirected planning, and in promoting the development of natural supports and opportunities for inclusion.
Our program includes core/mandatory curriculum areas, general education, communication courses, and field placements. Core curriculum areas include intensive study in the following: supporting individuals and their families; accessibility, inclusion and participation; physical well being and administration of medication; skills of helping, as well as professional communication, values, ethics and principles.
OSSD or equivalent with
Grade 12 English (C or U)
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Human Service Foundation General Arts and Science*
Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities
Home school applicants:
Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
HLTH2000 Health Skills DEVS1007 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities DEVS1008 Active Living DEVS1010 Supports in Education DEVS1011 Person Directed Planning DEVS1012 Body Systems and Disorders DEVS1013 Sexuality and Social Relationships DEVS1014 Autism Spectrum Disorders DEVS2001 Facilitative Techniques DEVS2015 Supportive Counselling DEVS2016 Dual Diagnosis DEVS2017 Developmental Services: Issues and Trends DEVS2018 Gerontology in Developmental Services DEVS2019 Behavioral and Family Supports HLTH2001 Pharmacology HLTH2002 Medication Administration HUMN1012 Human Lifespan Development DEVS1009 Augmentative Communication
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.