New Certificate Programs
- Certificate Program in Social Services
- Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
- Certificate in Early Childhood Education
Certificate Program in Social Services
The Certificate in Social Services is designed for the student who may either be already employed or interested in social services such as governmental agencies, the correctional system, nonprofit service agencies and schools. It is a 5 course program that introduces the student to the field of social services and equips the student with the necessary entry level skills to enter the field. These courses concentrate heavily on demonstrable skills. Student may apply these credits to the Associate Degree in Human Services.
Required Courses - PDF*
Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
Provider Network of RI and the Kent County Arc – J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center have collaborated to develop an academic certificate program that focuses on increasing the knowledge and skills of direct support workers. The Certificate in Developmental Disabilities will include HMNS 1150 – Direct Support Professional Training I and HMNS 1160 – Direct Support Professional Training II. The remaining four courses are drawn from existing HMNS course offerings. The care and support of individuals with developmental disabilities is a secure and satisfying career. Each day at work is unique, and there are opportunities for Direct Support Professionals to learn more and more about developmental disabilities, interactions with a team of workers, and how organizations work. There are ample opportunities for advancement for those who take their work seriously and who invest in their education. People who begin their careers in Developmental Disabilities may branch out into teaching, social work, program administration, as well as many other opportunities. If you are currently employed supporting people with Developmental Disabilities or have an interest, START HERE AND NOW! Your rewards will never end.
Who Should Apply:
- Professionals who want to advance their career knowledge and career options.
- Anyone who wants to improve their managing of the challenges and responsibilities involved in working with developmentally disabled people.
- Supervisors, managers, Direct Support Professionals and others working with developmentally disabled people.
The Certificate in Developmental Disabilities Program consists of six (6) required credit courses.
Academic Requirements - PDF*
Certificate in Early Childhood Education
The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is meant for the working student who wishes to improve/upgrade his/her knowledge and skills in early childhood development and child care. Courses are offered days and evenings, and all courses directly apply toward the Department's A.A. degree.
The Certificate in Developmental Disabilities Program consists of five (5) required credit courses.
Academic Requirements - PDF*
The Department of Human Services is pleased to announce a new three credit course. This timely course will focus on the many intricate facets of Aging, Alzheimer's and particularly how individuals with Developmental Disabilities are affected. This course should prove to be of interest for all students but especially those in the Human Services and Medical (Nursing) fields. This dynamic course will be taught by professionals working in the field and will include physicians, lawyers, psychologists, social workers and other master's level specialists.
Topics will include:
- Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Aging, Alzheimer's and Developmental Disabilities
- Daily Living and Specialized Supports
- Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of the Elderly
- Age-related Changes and Palliative Care
- Grief, Loss and Spirituality
- Family Dynamics, Difficult Decisions & Legal Issues
- Visits to and Interviews with Day Programs, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes and Adult Day Centers
This course will be offered Fall 2010 on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:30 at the Knight Campus in Warwick, RI. Please visit the following web page to register: http://www.ccri.edu/availablecourses.html