Disability and Community Support
Red River College, Canada
About This Program
You should be a caring person, possess good communication skills, and have the desire and ability to work well with others. A high level of motivation and self-discipline, and good reading, study, and organizational skills are required. Flexible schedules are an asset as evening and weekend work may be required.
If you are an individual with two or more years of experience, currently working for agencies funded by Family Services, and you wish to strengthen your knowledge and commitment to supporting persons with disabilities, you may apply as a workplace student. There may be tuition supports available through Family Services for workplace students.
In this program you will develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to support and enhance the development of persons with disabilities. The Disability and Community Support (Diploma) program focuses on 'community', and students will provide support to persons with disabilities in schools, homes, employment, and leisure settings. The program is offered as a workplace model which means that courses are offered in a block format and practical learning is integrated through out the term. It also means that regular applicants will learn alongside individuals who are currently working in the field.
This program is being offered at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg. It follows a workplace model and has a four practicum placements.
Fieldwork or practicum make up about one quarter of the program. During these periods, you will be placed in service agencies where you will work with individuals with disabilities. The remainder of the program focuses on classroom course work. The courses and practica will provide you with skills to enable you to support individuals with disabilities.
Workplace students, that is, students with two or more years of experience working for services funded by Family Services, will be eligible to complete a Practical Challenge.
As this Disability and Community Support Advanced Diploma program has a practicum component, students will be responsible for their own transportation in order to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.
Follow up research consistently shows that close to 100% of graduates find employment in the field or proceed to further education. Community options for people with disabilities have created a need for qualified personnel to work in a variety of settings including educational, residential, developmental, and employment or vocational services. Graduates are respected professionals who enjoy a very high employment rate. Previous graduates have found employment in community and government services in the following roles:
RRC's most recent statistics show an average salary of $29,172 six months after graduation. Prospects for advancement exist in related coordinator, supervisory, and management positions.
As a student, you will learn how to assist persons with disabilities to plan and achieve their personal goals and maintain their health and well-being. You will understand how to promote the development of inclusive communities and display competent, responsible, and professional behaviour and attitudes. You will also have an opportunity to experience a variety of community settings through your fieldwork, or practicum, which makes up about one quarter of the program.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Year 1, Term 1|
|DCSP-1012||Human Services: Values & Issues||3|
|DCSP-1018||Supported Community Living||3|
|DCSP-1030||Health & Personal Care||3|
|DCSP-2000||Understanding Complex Behaviour||3|
|PRAC-1275||Practicum Seminar 1||2|
|PSYC-1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Year 1, Electives|
|DCSP-1015||Non-Violent Crisis Intervention||1|
|Year 1, Term 2|
|DCSP-1006||Applied Teaching & Learning||3|
|DCSP-1009||Employment & Disability||3|
|DCSP-2276||Practicum Seminar 2||2|
|PSYC-1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Year 2, Term 3|
|DCSP-2001||Advocacy & Disability||3|
|DCSP-2003||Applied Literacy Skills||3|
|DCSP-2007||Practicum Seminar 3||2|
|DCSP-2008||Exploring Disabilities & Mental Health||3|
|DCSP-2010||Exploring Community Through the Arts||3|
|DCSP-2013||Inclusive Classroom Support||3|
|DCSP-3007||Supervision in Human Service Settings||3|
|Year 2, Term 4|
|DCSP-2011||Family & Disability||3|
|DCSP-2016||Planning for Individuals||3|
|DCSP-2017||Conceptual Frameworks in Disability Support||3|
|DCSP-2190||Selected Topics in Disability||3|
|DCSP-3000||Community Membership & Disability||3|
|DCSP-3041||Applied Communication Skills||3|
|DCSP-3279||Practicum Seminar 4||2|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take. Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.
College : Community Services
Duration : 2 years
Qualifications Level : Diploma
|Tuition Fee||11,000 / year|
|Student Association||105 / year|
|Endowment||52 / year|
|Health Insurance Coverage||456 / year|
|Tech Fees||166 / year|
|Materials and Lab Fees||406 / year|
|Student Services||176 / year|
|Rec. Fee||20 / year|
|Application Fee (Non-refundable)||100|
|Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable)||400|
|Confirmation of Enrolment Fee||10.50|
Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars. However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up). The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
The intake for the Disability and Community program is September. Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary. Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. You must comply with the following requirements:
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