Programs

Direct Support Professional

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ENROLLMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ALLIED HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

Program Description

The Direct Support Professional technical certificate of credit program prepares students to become certified direct support professionals who provide person-centered values in working with and supporting people who have a disability. Admission to this program is open to employees of participating organizations and to family members and advocates that support people who have a disability. Graduates are prepared to better support individuals who have a disability in their community. Many social service organizations are seeking employees with the DSP certification.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Major Code: DS11
  • Award Level: Certificate
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall and Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 12

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED
    transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary
    transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements
CourseTitleCredits
First Term
DRSP 1100Facilitating Access to Community Living I8
DRSP 1130Direct Support Professional Practicum I4
Medical Professional assisting a person with a disability