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bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Developmental Services Worker

Course code: #0139

bachelor

Degree

College Diploma in Developmental Services Worker

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $16,594 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Field-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September Ongoing Ongoing

Overview

College Diploma in Developmental Services Worker

Helping People Reach Their Potential – and Go Beyond

Confederation College’s Developmental Services Worker program will give you the skills and experience you need to support individuals in living their life to the fullest. 

Coursework includes study in:

developmental disabilities, teaching strategies, health promotion, augmentative communication and assistive technology, pharmacology, dual diagnosis, trends and issues, behavioural supports, counselling skills and community development. 

If you believe in inclusion, individualization and empowerment for all people in the community, this program is for you!

Top Highlights

  • The program includes two field placements so that you can learn in real-world environments
  • Gives you the knowledge and skills that you need to support people to reach their full potential
  • Practice knowledge and skills in a lab setting and plan real community events with schools and agencies
  • Also offered as an accelerated program for those with a college diploma in a community services program or those with a degree in a related field

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,394

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,188
Accommodation 1 bed room $3,800
Tuition 1 person $16,594

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

79
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

54
54
listening
54
writing
54
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

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listening
-
writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

For IELTS, students from India must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.

  • Duolingo: 105 (no band lower than 85)

Academic English Program (AEP) - 13 Weeks

There are 5 levels in the Academic English Program. You will be assessed upon arrival and placed in the appropriate level based on your skills if you do not possess current IELTS or TOEFL scores.  

If you do not have a test score from any of these sources, you must do a placement test online before your arrival if you are planning to study in Canada. 

  • The program runs 25 hours per week and each level takes 13 weeks to complete.
  • Level 5 of the program is the equivalent of IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (80), and Duolingo English Test (110).
  • If you begin the program at level 5, you may be allowed to take one academic course outside of your AEP class schedule.

Please note that eligibility to take academic courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis and depending on your IELTS individual scores.

Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) - 9 Weeks (compressed)

Students who have a conditional Offer of Admission and have the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 overall with no band lower than 6.0 may be admitted to the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). 

This compressed course takes 9 weeks (July & August) and runs Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (36 hours per week)

This program will allow students to start their academic program in September upon successful completion of IAEP.


Education pathway


Academic background and requirement

  • A high school/senior secondary diploma.

Career opportunities

  • Social services worker
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Teacher
  • Educational Assistant

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