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Program Notes

Students are prepared to provide direct services to individuals with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities with the goal of improving the equality of life and increasing self-sufficiency. The practicum course provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in the filed and to integrate that work experience with their academic learning.

Helpful Hints

Students are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator with any questions or concerns about the CORI/SORI/CHRI process. Those with legal issues in their background will receive guidance and counseling throughout the review of their records.

In order to insure the maximum transfer of credits, students who wish to subsequently pursue a four-year degree are strongly recommended to consult with the Program Coordinator before selecting any electives.

Recommended Course Sequence
Direct Support Certificate
Year 1 Fall ENG101, HUS101
Spring HUS105, HUS190, HUS202
Summer HUS150, PSY101

After NECC

Graduates may enter directly into the workforce as a beginning professional or may transfer into the Human Services Associate Degree program.