CTS Canadian Career College - Barrie

Address: 546 Bryne Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9P6, Canada
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Developmental Service Worker

Developmental Service Worker Program 42 Weeks, (including Placement 125 hours)
You are a caring and empathetic person who wants a career where you will provide many types of assistance to people and their families in the community. You want to work with persons with developmental disabilities and work toward making their lives enriching and exciting.
Graduates work in a wide range of social service settings, such as community agencies, seniors’ centres, hospitals, non-profit organizations, outreach homes, educational environments, recreational centres, and in respite care settings, among other places.
There has been a consistent need for developmental service workers to assist people of different ages in these diverse environments.
Program Outcomes: Graduates receive a post-secondary diploma in the Developmental Service Worker program.
  • Academic and Professional Success Strategies & AODA and OH&S Training
  • Introduction to Computer Technology, MS Outlook, & GAFE
  • Basic Psychology
  • Introducing Developmental Service Work
  • The Developing Person
  • Effective Business Writing Strategies
  • Intervention Methods
  • Pharmacology and Assisting with Medications
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention - CPI
  • Human Sexuality and Health Promotion
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Services Resources and Networking
  • Case Record Management
  • Special Populations with Developmental Disabilities
  • Developmental Service Worker Focus: Examining Autism and FASD
  • Communication Strategies for the DSW
  • Interpersonal Workplace Skills and Workplace Environments
  • Health and Wellness in Developmental Service Work
  • Career Launching and Portfolio Planning
  • Community Placement
  • Facility Placement
  • Interprofessional Collaboration for Health Providers


Other Programs at CTS Canadian Career College - Barrie

Business / Management / Office Services
Health Sciences
Law and Justice Studies

CTS Canadian Career College is a locally-owned private career college head-quartered in North Bay, Ontario, with four campuses located in North Bay, Barrie, Sudbury, and Sault Ste. Marie.  It is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, and has a 28-year history of teaching excellence in the faculties of Health Care, Law and Justice, Business, and Information Technology.

The programs at CTS Canadian Career College—all of which are approved as vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005—are current and, more importantly, in demand in the geographical areas the College serves. All programs are under a year in duration, most of which offering either mandatory or optional placements that allow for students to put into practice the theory components of the programs. As a relatively small school, CTS Canadian Career College is able to offer lots of one-on-one time with its instructors and administrative staff. Vice President of Academics Amanda Carvalho states, “We are proud to have maintained the small size of our college as it helps us to keep the atmosphere collegial and supportive; students work closely with faculty, administrative staff and with each other. Additionally, our small size has allowed for us to maintain our high student employment rates, as well as allowing us to provide valuable services such as on-site financial aid, on-site admissions assistance, free mature student tutoring and testing, help finding appropriate and affordable housing, and job search assistance – to only name a few.”

Added to this determination to keep CTS small and collegial is a commitment to hiring only quality instructors who have relevant workforce experience in the areas that they teach, as well as to ensuring that program curricula remain among the best in the country, having allocated time and resources toward certifying and accrediting their programs with several highly-competitive and rigorous accrediting bodies. The college remains one of a select group of colleges in Ontario and in fact Canada that has been granted accreditation for the Pharmacy Technician program (by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs), the Primary Care Paramedic program (by the Canadian Medical Association) and the Paralegal program (by the Law Society of Ontario). Additionally, the Addictions Intervention Counselling program is recognized by the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Board.

Certifications and Accreditation

Canadian Medical Association (Primary Care Paramedic Program)
Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act.
Member of the Ontario Association of Career Colleges – OACC
Member Of the National Association of Career Colleges- NACC
Vue Testing Centre for Microsoft, Novell, Cisco and others
Microsoft Certified Professional
A+ Certification by CompTIA
Members of The Chamber of Commerce in North Bay, Sudbury and Barrie
Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs
Canadian Payroll Association
Law Society of Ontario
NACC (Personal Support Worker Program)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation


CTS Canadian Career College - Barrie:
546 Bryne Drive, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9P6, Canada

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