The Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship program is available to all staff working in developmental services, agencies or other organizations such as school boards that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
If you possess emotional maturity, strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to community integration, the developmental services sector is looking for candidates like you.
The program consists of 22 courses that are offered at the Lakes Campus and are delivered in a variety of formats including classroom instruction, online and hybrid models.
The sequence of courses depends on current offerings and reportable subjects offered in the school year.Courses Part Time Stream
Quick-Look Availability Scheduler
|DSWA 101: Understanding Human Behaviour|
|DSWA 104: Community Orientation|
|DSWA 117: Community Living|
|DSWA 120: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 1|
|DSWA 121: Human Growth and Development 1|
|DSWA 122: Developing Interpersonal Skills|
|DSWA 123: Intervention Techniques 1|
|DSWA 124: Human Growth and Development 2|
|DSWA 125: Counselling Skills|
|DSWA 152: Person-Centred Planning|
|DSWA 153: Educational Strategies|
|DSWA 154: Responding to Abuse|
|DSWA 157: Health and Wellness 1|
|DSWA 158: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 2|
|DSWA 159: Abnormal Psychology/Dual Diagnosis|
|DSWA 163: Professionalism in Developmental Services|
|DSWA 206: Human Sexuality|
|DSWA 213: Intervention Techniques 2|
|DSWA 220: Sign Language and Augmentative Communication|
|DSWA 225: Basic Pharmacology 1|
|DSWA 251: Health and Wellness 2|
|DSWA 253: Basic Pharmacology 2|
Your career path will:
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD)
Graduates may apply to become members of the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and its Developmental Services Special Interest Group (DSSIG).
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.