Developmental Disabilities

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Developmental Disabilities

Credits required 24


Program contact

Paul F. Correia, Coordinator, ext. 3765

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares students to work within the broad range of developmental disabilities populations, including individuals with mental retardation, autism, Down and Fetal Alcohol Syndromes, various neurological and sensory impairments, and other emotional and behavioral disorders.

Program Information

  • Most courses in the Developmental Disabilities certificate apply to both the Human Services degree and certificate programs.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SER 101Introduction to Social Welfare

3 credits

SER 212Special Topics in Mental Health

3 credits

SER 260Supervision and Leadership in Human Services

3 credits

SER 261Developmental Disabilities

3 credits

SER 290Pre-Internship Planning Workshop

1 credit

SER 291Field Experience and Seminar I

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101, SER 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

PSY 101, SER 261, SER 290

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

SER 212, SER 260

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

SER 291

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