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Developmental Services Worker

Cambrian College

Faculty:Community Services
Field of Study:Developmental Services Worker
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,969
International: $17,411

The cost reflects tuition for the first year of the program. Tuition will vary for subsequent years.



Embark on a rewarding career and make a difference in the lives of children and adults who live with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities or dual diagnoses by learning how to support their emotional, mental, physical, and social needs.

You’ll gain a solid foundation of the stages of human development and the community supports available to those living with a disability. You’ll learn alternate modes of communication, including sign language, braille, and a picture exchange communication system. Using a person-centred approach and positive reinforcement to build relationships, you’ll help individuals with disabilities and their families live safe, respectful lives of quality and inclusion.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Additional admissions requirements

    • Ability to support individuals living life with disabilities in all aspects of daily living such as lifting and transfers.


    • Computer competency in relevant software
    • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U) or (M)
    • Any grade 11 biology (C) or (U) or grade 12 biology (U)

    * 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.

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