Developmental Disabilities Specialist


Course Description

The Human Services Technology - Developmental Disabilities program is designed to train you to work with children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Program Highlights:

  • 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: 12

Admission Requirements:

Program Location:

Central Campus

Certificates Earned:

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)

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.

Career Paths:

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

Additional Information

Call Nadya Maisak 704-330-6912 or email