FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS DISAF-DP Disability and Community Support

Program Outline

Disability & Community Support Diploma – 74 credits

Term 1 (Fall)
  • COMM-1173 Communication Strategies
  • COMM-1174 Academic Writing
  • DCSP-1020 Employment & Disability
  • DCSP-1021 Values & Issues in Disability Studies
  • DCSP-1022 Supported Community Living
  • Practicum 1*
Term 2 (Winter)
  • COMM-2017 Essential Communication in Human Services
  • DCSP-2027 Exploring Disabilities
  • DCSP-2028 Understanding Complex Behavior
  • DCSP-2029 Applied Teaching & Learning
  • HUMA-1004 A Context for Practice with Indigenous Peoples
  • Practicum 2*
Term 3 (Fall)
  • DCSP-2030 Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • DCSP-2031 Disability & Mental Health
  • DCSP-2032 Inclusive Education
  • DCSP-3002 Conceptual Frameworks in Disability Services
  • DCSP-3003 Applied Literacy
  • Practicum Education*
Term 4 (Winter)
  • DCSP-2033 Person Centred Planning
  • DCSP-2034 Leadership & Teamwork in Human Service Settings
  • DCSP-3004 Sexuality & Relationships
  • DCSP-3005 Advocacy & Disability
  • DCSP-4002 Community Membership
  • Practicum Final*
*Please note that students may choose to arrange a paid practicum in the role of a Direct Support Professional in the field of disability supports. To earn practicum credit, this placement must be pre-approved by the program, meeting the requirements of the program and the Learning Outcomes of the practicum course. For students not pursuing a paid practicum, the program will arrange an unpaid practicum placement.

*Please also note that Workplace students sponsored by the Department of Families should explore Recognition of Prior Learning Process (RPL) instead of registering for practicum. Information about RPL can be viewed here: https://www.rrc.ca/advising/rpl/ To contact RPL email: AQ-RPL@rrc.ca.

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