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Workforce Development Certificate

Program Description
The DSP Certificate involves the student strictly in courses specific to the Direct Support Professional, building upon required training in the State of Oklahoma. DSPs support people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and other related conditions in residential, vocational, educational, recreation, health, and other community settings.


Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement

Semester plan available through faculty advisement.


^Human Services 16 hours

*HSVC 1403 Direct Support Professional Foundations

HSVC 1413 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

HSVC 1423 Models for Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities

HSVC 1421 Behavioral Supports for Individuals with Disabilities

*HSVC 1443 Direct Support Professional I

*HSVC 1453 Direct Support Professional Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 16

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

^Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in HSVC courses in order to progress to advanced course in the program, or gain permission of the instructor.

NOTE: This certificate option may be completed prior to obtaining general education requirements for an academic degree or may provide the core courses needed to individuals with academic degrees in unrelated fields desiring to change careers.


General education requirements can be found at: