Developmental Disabilities Specialist
The Human Services Technology - Developmental Disabilities program is designed to train you to work with children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
- Work-readiness and occupational specific training
- Contextualized support classes
- College preparation courses
- GED preparation course, if necessary
- 2 Semesters. Total credits earned upon successful completion: 18
- Attend a Pathways to Careers Information Session at Central Campus.
- Complete a placement test to determine entry level.
- Verify North Carolina residency.
- Commit to full-time study.
Certificate in Human Services Technology with a Specialization in Developmental Disabilities.
- DDT 110 Developmental Disabilities (3 credits)
- DDT 120 Teaching Developmentally Disabled (3 credits)
- DDT 210 Health Issues (3 credits)
- DDT 220 Program Planning Process (3 credits)
- DDT 230 Supported Employment Methods (3 credits)
- DDT 240 Aging Lifelong Disability (3 credits)
Qualities of a Successful Developmental Disabilities Technician:
- Enjoys helping people overcome challenges;
- Patient, positive and nurturing;
- Has a knack for developing relationships;
- Appreciates working independently and on a team;
- Communicates in an effective manner;
- Exercises good judgment;
- Effectively implement solutions.
Upon completion, the entry-level developmental disabilities specialist may receive additional on-the-job training and specialize in any or all of the following:
- Adult vocational programs
- Community care facilities and other services for the elderly
- Community support services
- Early childhood intervention programs
- Group or foster care homes
- Residential services for special needs adults or children
- Public school classrooms as assistants
Academic Advisor704-330-2722 ext.3067