Human Services: Development Disabilities Option

The Option program in Developmental Disabilities (DEV.AS) is designed for students who are presently working for agencies who provide services to the developmentally disabled, such as Bancroft Neuro-Health facilities or for the student who has a desire to pursue a career working with this population. This curriculum partners with the Bancroft Neuro-Health Clinical Facility to prepare students with clinical and educational skills to be able to work directly with children and adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities, such as Autism, Asperger’s, Rett’s, Childhood Disintegrative, Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Students who graduate with this associate degree may have opportunities to work in public and private schools or rehabilitation therapy centers.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Option program in Developmental Disabilities (DEV.AS) is designed for students who are presently working for agencies who provide services to the developmentally disabled, such as Bancroft Neuro-Health facilities or for the student who has a desire to pursue a career working with this population. This curriculum partners with the Bancroft Neuro-Health Clinical Facility to prepare students with clinical and educational skills to be able to work directly with children and adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities, such as Autism, Asperger’s, Rett’s, Childhood Disintegrative, Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Students who graduate with this associate degree may have opportunities to work in public and private schools or rehabilitation therapy centers.

 


Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
HSR-101 Introduction to Human Services 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
HSR-151 Survey in Developmental Disability 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective  3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective 4
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HSR-102 Social Work Processes3 3
HSR-103 Introduction to Counseling 3
...-... Technology General Education Elective 2
HSR-152 Health Issues Across The Life Span4 3
HPE-180 Community CPR/American Red Cross 1
...-... Diversity General Education Elective 3
    16/17
Second Semester
HSR-105 Group Dynamics 3
HSR-107 Field Work5 3
POL-101 Introduction to Political Science or  
POL-103 American Federal Government 3
HSR-153 Developmental Disabilities Program Planning4 3
HSR-154 Critical Issues in Developmental Disabilities4 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: HSR-101
4 Prerequisite: HSR-151
5 Prerequisite: HSR-101 and HSR-103 or ADD-101
NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the federal disability laws pertaining to persons with developmental disabilities.
  2. Identify age appropriate behavior including social, educational and occupational skills, pertaining to physical and mental disabilities.
  3. Apply treatment and rehabilitation effort for individual clients based on their personal histories, developmental factors, and current medical – psychiatric condition.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to behave in a professional and ethical manner.

Post-Baccalaureate Employment Opportunities

  • NeuroHealth public and private facilities
  • Teacher’s assistants in schools of special education
  • Rehabilitation therapy assistants
  • Recreation facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers

Special Program Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Complete an application for Camden County College
  • Complete all basic skills requirements
  • Physical examination and background check may be required for some field work placement
  • Students must successfully complete HSR-101 and HSR-103 prior to registering for HSR-107

Contact Person

Professor Fatemah Sedighi, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4535
email: fsedighi@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

44.0701

Program Code

DEV.AS