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The Disability Services Management Program is on hold for an indefinite time period due to Budget restrictions.

                                 NEW for THIS FALL 2012!!!

The Developmental Disability Services Management Specialist Certificate 
program is being developed to replace the Residential Services specialist Certificate. The program will offer course work that satisfies the San Diego Regional Center requirements for managers and administrators of residential homes and includes curriculum that will useful and beneficial to support staff employed by supported employment agencies, special education aides, and recreational programs. The certificate will be received from the San Diego Regional Center upon successful completion (with a C grade or better) of Health Science 110: Disability and Society, Health Science 150: Techniques of the Developmental Disability Specialist, and HESC 201: Behavior Management and Training Techniques.

For more info and registration, please see

Developmental Disabilities Specialist Training Program

Program Description

The Disability Services Management program at Grossmont College is designed to prepare the student to provide support to individuals with disabilities in a variety of home, work, school and recreation environments. Emphasis is placed on students applying their skills in increasingly complex systems of support which facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of society.

The program is structured to encourage transfer to four-year institutions where students can pursue professional degrees which would qualify them for instructor, administrative or consultant positions. Health Sciences 110 and 150 plus certification in CPR and First Aid meet the minimum requirements for the California State Department of Developmental Services Residential Services Specialist (RSS) Certificate. RSS Certificates are obtained from the San Diego Regional Center, and are sent out following semester grade verification. If you have questions please contact Wanda Bardwell at: (858) 576-2966. Group home licensing applicants must contact the Community Care Licensing Department at 619-767-2300.

The Certificate in Disability Services Management is an option for the student not wishing to complete the General Education requirements for an Associate Degree. Eligibility for the certificate is based upon satisfactory completion of the core and elective courses. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline stated in the Academic Calendar.



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For more information on this program,
please contact:

Janice Goforth-Melroy
(619)644-7000 EXT: 3488

(619) 743-9323  Cell



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