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Developmental Services Worker – Alternate Delivery

Build your skills to launch a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of individuals who live life with a disability or dual diagnosis – without having to leave your home community.

With the Developmental Services Worker – Alternate Delivery program, you can study to be a Developmental Services Professional online. The program is delivered as a combination of virtual video instruction, online courses, and field placement, a great option if you require flexibility in your college schedule.

You'll first learn about the stages of human development, and the range of community supports available for individuals who live life with a disability. In the following semesters, you will learn intervention techniques, person-centered planning, developmental psychology, how to support people with autism, augmentative forms of communication, and prevention of and effective responses to people who have been abused. Through the program, you’ll learn the importance and power of advocacy and how to use your relationship building and critical thinking skills to help individuals living with a disability or dual diagnosis live a safe, respectful, and quality life.

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Community support worker
  • Educational / teaching assistant
  • Seniors program counsellor
  • Residential counsellor
  • Day program counsellor
  • Classroom assistant in a daycare program

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$33,300 to $44,800

Field placement opportunities in semesters two, three, and four.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2022

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Flex learning

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

Have Questions?

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.