Certificate students also participate in experiential learning, where they practice applying their skills in an organizational or agency setting.
Students who are earning the certificate select elective courses from a track that aligns with their career goals: either Behavioral Sciences or Early Childhood Education.
Students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Human and Social Services (HSS), or Health Sciences Technology (HSCT) may want to add the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate as preparation to effectively support children or adult clients who are affected by disabilities.
Graduates of the certificate program also are prepared for entry-level work in group homes, foster care agencies, respite services, supported employment programs, adult day programs, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and early childhood intervention programs.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Accept entry-level employment in waiver-supported respite/attendant care services, foster care agencies, group homes, supported employment centers, and child/adult day services
- In combination with an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, Human and Social Services, or Health Sciences Technology, graduates are prepared to competently address the challenges and opportunities of working with children or adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Depends on the employer and the level of education attained
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- New program - practicum locations still being determined
Effective 2020-2021 academic year
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate (IDDC)
|IDD 105||Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||3||0||3|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|XXX XXX Track Elective 1||3||0||3|
|IDD 110||Community Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||3||0||3|
|XXX XXX Track Elective 2||3||0||3|
|XXX XXX Track Elective 3||3||0||3|
|IDD 115||Legal Rights and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||3||0||3|
|IDD 190||Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Practicum||1||7||2|
|EMS 100||CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional||1||0||1|
Students should meet with an advisor prior to selecting electives.
|Behavioral Sciences Track Electives|
|HSV 110||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HSV 115||Counseling and Interviewing Techniques||3|
|PSY 225||Lifespan Development||3|
|Early Childhood Education Track Electives|
|EDU 105||Introduction to Education||3|
|ECE 145||The Developing Child||3|
|EDU 200||Individuals with Exceptionalities||3|
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Heather Hatchett, PhD