Learn advocacy skills and how to assist others with this compassionate, human services-based program.
What You'll Learn
You'll focus on
Directly assisting individuals and their families to work on their independence
Enhancing your client's skill development
Supporting community members while they navigate social service systems
The program will include courses to focus on strengthening your communication skills and working with special and diverse populations.
Where You'll Go
Students in this program will complete a 100-hour internship, preparing them to go directly to work as a direct support professional. Your title can include direct support worker/specialist/assistant/counselor, residential counselor, daily living specialist, relief staff, developmental disabilities specialist, job coach, employment specialist, and more. You can also continue your education towards a 2-year degree and beyond.
5 years after graduating with a certificate.
|Career||10-year growth potential||Regional Demand|
|Personal Care Aide||56%||High|
Real Data from Central New York
- Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
- Salary gathered from Burning Glass.
- Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months.
- Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.