Curriculum Guideline

Employment Supports Specialty (Advanced Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
ACTESS
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Disability & Community Studies
Credential Type
Advanced Certificate
Transcript Title
Employment Supports-Adv Cert
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201830
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Advanced Certificate in Employment Supports Specialty
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
15.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • (Category A)
    • have earned a graduate or bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 OR
    • currently in 3rd or 4th year of a bachelor degree program from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 OR
    • completed a 2-year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
  • (Category B)
    • PLAR candidates who have less than a 2 year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized institution must have a minimum of 2 years FTE work experience in the field, AND attend a personal interview AND submit samples of work based writing as determined by the department.
  • A Letter of Intent outlining the reasons the candidate has chosen this program, long- and short-term goals, and strengths and limitations.
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Two professional letters of reference that support your application.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 25% (4 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

SEMESTER I

Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 5111

Disability in Context

3.00

DACS 3430

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan

3.00

Required courses for Semester I:

DACS 5131

Introduction to Employment Supports

3.00

MARK 3220

Marketing Essentials

3.00

SEMESTER II

DACS 5132

Application of Employment Supports

3.00

DACS 5133

Employment Support Specialty: Advanced Issues

3.00

Total Credits

 

15.00