Direct Support Professional

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