Что я буду изучать?

Enhance functioning of people of all ages with this truly rewarding career helping others.

The two-year Developmental Services Worker Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to support children, youth and adults with physical, mental and/or developmental disabilities, through their activities of daily living, behaviour support, personal care and special education. You assist these individuals as they improve their existing skills and acquire new ones for independence, citizenship and social living.

As a student, you learn strategies for providing support in schools and community settings, in ways that are respectful of the dignity and individuality of each person you work with.

This program prepares you to support people of all ages with various developmental and physical disabilities, and mental health disorders. The Developmental Services Worker program uses both experiential and outcome-based theory to help you prepare to work in the variety of settings in the educational as well as the community and social services fields.

During your program of study you apply theory and skills in various field placements, with opportunities to work as an Educational Assistant and Community Support/Residential Counsellor. These placements allow you to explore concepts from a hands-on point of view. Field placements are crucial when entering human services and help prepare you for work in the field. Throughout the program, you complete a series of field placements, totaling more than 500 hours of work experience.

You may find work in a variety of roles after graduation, including:

  • educational assistant
  • developmental assistant
  • special needs worker
  • residential counsellor
  • employment specialist
  • life skills instructor
  • vocational instructor
  • family support worker
  • support network facilitator


This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are passionate about supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Want to work in challenging environments which are physically demanding.
  • Have fine motor skills required for writing and administering medications.
  • Are advocates for social justice.
  • Show integrity, are honest and trustworthy.
  • Display a positive attitude.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

School of Health and Community Studies

Варианты обучения

Очная (2 лет)

Semester 1: CAN $7,572.11; Semester 2: CAN $7,505.13; Semester 3: CAN $7,532.38; Semester 4: CAN $7,505.13; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $30,114.75 (Spring 2021); Semester 1: CAN $7,736.75; Semester 2: CAN $7,669.77; Semester 3: CAN $7,702.02; Semester 4: CAN $7,669.77; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $30,778.31 (Fall 2021)
Начало обучения

9 Май 2022


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для иностранных студентов

College Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.


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