Developmental Disabilities Specialist (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Developmental Disabilities Specialist program is designed for students interested in working in various settings serving children or adults with developmental disabilities. The coursework combines theory and application. Academic preparation focuses on the physical and emotional correlates of developmental disability. The students also complete an internship, gaining experience working in a school or agency supporting persons with developmental disability.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

A total of three (3) credits of Restricted Electives (REs) are required for this degree.  Some RE options have additional prerequisites that are not part of the certificate's requirements nor included in its total credits.  Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for guidance with RE selection and sequencing.

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 8-11 Credits Grade Sem/Year
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3    
PSY 243 The Psychology of Developmental Disabilities 3    
PSY 249 Special Topics: Developmental Disabilities 2    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select any 0-3 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of options below)

*    
Semester II 5-8 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of three (3) credits of Restricted Electives (REs) are required for this program. The number of REs you need to take this semester will depend on the RE credits you completed in Semester I.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

PSY 241 Understanding and Changing Behavior 3    
PSY 242 Understanding and Changing Behavior Lab 1    
PSY 244 Internship in Psychology 1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select any 0-3 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of options below)

*    
Restricted Electives 3 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Choose any combination of the following courses for a total of three (3) credits. Note that additional prerequisites, that are not part of this program, are required for some of the restricted electives listed.  Consult the Program Director for guidance as to which REs are the best options for your interests and goals.

BHS 290 Child And Family Advocacy 3    
CFS 176 Child Development OR

ECH176 Child Development

3    
CFS 235 Developing Child: Theory into Practice, Prenatal - Age 8 3    
CFS 280 Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Education 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3    
EDU 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3    
FON 100 Introductory Nutrition 3    
HES 154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3    
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology 3    
PSY 266 Abnormal Psychology 3    
SLG 101 American Sign Language I 4    
SPA 115 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3    
SWU 102 Introduction to Social Work 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

The following Restricted Elective options are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges:

  • CFS106 Stress Management in the Family (1 credit)
  • CFS257 Working with Families with Diverse Needs (3 credits)
  • CPD102AS Conflict Resolution (2 credits)
*    

Course Check Sheets

adobereader.gif

Adobe Reader is required to view Course Check Sheets