Fanshawe College

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Developmental Services Worker

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Program Information

School:Fanshawe College
Faculty:School of Community Studies
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Developmental Services Worker
Description:Do you believe having a positive and direct impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities is a career worth pursuing? Are you looking for personal and professional satisfaction daily? If so, Fanshawe's Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program will guide you toward your goals.
Using a biopsychosocial approach to complex needs, you'll become a highly skilled and reflective practitioner supporting people of all ages to live as independently as possible, while promoting inclusive communities. Your courses will be dynamic with a focus on mental and physical health, interpersonal skills, teaching and positive behaviour supports. You'll learn how to collaborate and build relationships with family members, and to work with the diverse network of professionals who support people with developmental disabilities. And with over 700 hours of field experience with community agencies and school partners, you'll gain the first-hand experience and confidence necessary for success.
URL:Developmental Services Worker at Fanshawe College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,098
International: $17,057

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 

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Human Services Foundation Ontario College Certificate AND: - standing in the required course stated above OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79]

* 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 15, 2021