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Human Services Assistant Certificate Program

Human Services Assistant Certificate Program
Columbus State Community College
Human Services Assistant Certificate Program
550 E. Spring Street
Union Hall 232
Columbus, OH 43215
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Program Contact Jackie Teny-Miller
Email jteny@cscc.edu
Phone 614.287.-2544
Website http://global.cscc.edu/degrees/degree.asp?D=MHAD.COMMHAB.ICRT

 

This is a 16.5 credit-hour, over 3 semesters, certificate for students who have an intellectual or developmental disability. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an assistant in the Developmental Disabilities field. Students participate in two clinical practicum experiences in a variety of human service agencies. Supports are available as needed and approriate.

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 10
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: April prior to Summer term
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18 and up
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, ADHD
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 67%
Retention rate: 0%
Cost
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

Students take typical college courses with the other students in the program. Courses are taught utilizing universal design, small group instruction with a teaching assistant and faculty in classroom.

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Human Services Assistant Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 3%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Yes, career focus is working as an assistant with people that have disabilities. Students have secured work as assistants in pre-schools that serve individuals with disabilities, school age programs, adult day programs and programs for seniors.

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students have participated in open gym, joined the gospel choir, worked out in fitness center, joined a club, went to basketball games, volunteered on Day of Service activities, etc.

Last updated: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 13:03