Algonquin College

Developmental Services Worker

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Social Psychology
Youth Services/Administration
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to develop and implement a wide range of physical, emotional and social interventions to support and enhance functioning of people of all ages who have various physical, mental and/or developmental disabilities. Students learn about developmental disabilities, health and well-being, augmentative communication, pharmacology and programming for people of all ages. Students apply theoretical concepts and skills in various community field placement settings offering specialized support, including schools, residential programs, vocational day programs, long-term care and recreational facilities.

Graduates are positioned to work in a wide variety of residential, community and educational settings. Work settings include elementary and secondary schools, private homes, recreational programs, community residences, adult lifeskills programs, local business, agencies or associations. Graduates may work with people with disabilities who require behaviour support, as well as with those who experience mental illness or brain injury.
URL:Developmental Services Worker at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,165
International: $14,691

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. The Developmental Services Worker program is an etext program. Supplies, such as field placement documentation, class materials, computer hardware and software may cost approximately $1,000 in the first year and $200 in the second year.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher. Biology, Grade 11 or 12 is recommended.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 24, 2016