550 E. Spring Street
Union Hall 232
Columbus, OH 43215
|Program Contact||Mandy Mernedakis|
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.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||2-year community college or junior college|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||Yes|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||10|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||April prior to Summer term|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||1 year|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||85%|
|Program specific fees:||$0.00|
|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:||
|Links to scholarship information:||CSCC Scholarships|
|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.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students go through the program as a cohort, taking classes that are modified.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Human Services Assistant Certificate|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||27%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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 is provided to students:||No|
|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.