Developmental Services Worker – Centennial College

Program Info

School: Centennial College
Faculty: School of Community and Health Services
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Developmental Services Worker
Description: Centennial College’s Developmental Services Worker program is highly regarded by established professionals, graduates, families, service agencies and people who have intellectual disabilities. The two-year college diploma program falls under the School of Community and Health Studies and will offer a strong foundation in the field of supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This health program’s curriculum will reflect best practices, current and relevant knowledge and address up-to-date issues. Helping people to fill valued social roles as a part of society, teaching and the provision of personal and educational support are among some of the skills you’ll develop. These skills will be applied through in-class hands-on practice as well as field placement opportunities. As such, the Developmental Services Worker program will ensure you’re equipped with the critical skills and knowledge to start your career directly upon graduation.

Once you complete the Developmental Services Worker program, you’ll support individuals of all ages who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Support can be provided to individuals in their homes, at work, in schools and to their families. Your goal as a developmental services worker will be to enhance the capacity of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to function in all aspects of community living and to support their full inclusion in all aspects of society. Please note: This program is taught using a combination of modalities. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, online, or in a blended/hybrid combination of both online and traditional classroom teaching

URL: Developmental Services Worker at Centennial College
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,315

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Facts

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE Students: 24,334
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $1,933
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $3,970
TELEPHONE: (416) 289-5393
FAX: (416) 289-5352
EMAIL: international@centennialcollege.ca
ADDRESS: 941 Progress Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

Over the past 55 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries such as China, India, South Korea and Brazil. Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked hard to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed globally – work we are confident has led to our #1 ranking in the Greater Toronto Area for graduate satisfaction. Locally, we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at five Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, Centennial students experience the real world before they even graduate. They’re job-ready, and that’s a fact employers have told us, as more than 88 percent of those who have employed Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

 

On Campus Housing

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years, and demand for student housing outgrew the capacity of our older facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students from outside the GTA, Centennial constructed the eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at its Progress Campus. The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence rooms. Housing up to 740 students in two- and four-bedroom arrangements, each suite includes its own kitchen and bathroom. Students also have access to communal kitchens and lounge spaces for larger social gatherings. Every resident has his or her own bedroom. For more information on Residence, visit www.centennial-place.ca. For questions and inquiries about the Residence, contact it directly by emailing centennialresidence@studenthousing.com or calling 416-438-2216, ext. 6294.

 

Off Campus Housing

The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) partners with an off-campus housing service company called Places4Students Inc. The company makes sure that finding a home is headache-free through its free-to-search database, which lets you see the property before deciding to contact the landlord. For more information, visit:

Incoming Students

 

For first year students, orientation activities for both academic and Centennial College Student Association programs, and personalized success plans are provided for you. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our free ‘success skills’ workshops offered throughout the year. Peer mentors and International advisors are also available at every campus to help you transition to life in Canada, and at Centennial.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older).
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.After admission, but prior to attending Field Placement: most Field Placement agencies require a police reference check (vulnerable sector), a standard first aid certificate and a medical certificate attesting to good health. Certain criminal convictions may disallow placement in these agencies and program completion may not be possible

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

International: $17,315

Notes for International Students:

 

Fees vary by program. Degree programs have higher fees. Please visit the website for more information, at https://www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/tuition-and-fees/tuition-information/.

FINANCIAL AID

ACCESS STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Students can now submit inquiries and documents directly to Student Financial Services via CASS – Centennial Access to Student Services form. The queue will streamline student inquiries and document uploads related to scholarships and bursaries, the Ontario Student Assistance Program, tuition deposit waivers, promissory notes and more. The efficiency will allow us to enhance how we support students’ financial needs.

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