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
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 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 II 3
HSR-151 Survey in Developmental Disability 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective1 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective3 4
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HSR-102 Social Work Processes 3
HSR-103 Introduction to Counseling 3
HSR-152 Health Issues Across The Life Span 3
HPE-180 Community CPR/American Red Cross 1
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective2 or  
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective or  
...-... Technology General Education Elective 3/4
...-... Diversity General Education Elective4 3
    16/17
Second Semester
HSR-105 Group Dynamics 3
HSR-107 Field Work5 3
HSR-153 Developmental Disabilities Program Planning 3
HSR-154 Critical Issues in Developmental Disabilities 3
POL-101 Introduction to Political Science or  
POL-103 American Federal Government 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 62
1 Language General Education Elective Recommended for Students transferring to Rutgers School of Social Work & Richard Stockton College
2 MTH-111 & MTH-107 Recommended for Students transferring to Rutgers School of Social Work & Richard Stockton. (MTH-111 is a prerequisite for Rutgers School of Social Work)
3 BIO-111 is recommended for Richard Stockton College
4 ENG-271 or HIS-101 is recommended for Rutgers School of Social Work and Richard Stockton College.
5 Students must get permission from coordinator before registering for this course. This course will place students in a clinical setting and must be taken in their last semester prior to graduation.
 
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 Goals

  • To prepare students to qualify for transfer to various
    baccalaureate programs in human services or other related
    social service fields.
  • To prepare students to work with specific population groups
    and in different practice situations.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To provide students with a concentration of course work
    appropriate for human services and other related social service
    fields.
  • To prepare students for human service field work that
    requires effective communication skills with an understanding
    of the code of ethics including HIPAA (Health Insurance
    Portability and Accountability Act).
  • To prepare graduates for entry level positions with the skills
    and knowledge related to various professional organizations
    such as education, hospitals, mental health facilities, and other
    social service facilities.

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