Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate (IDDC)

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate (IDDC)

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate at Cincinnati State prepares graduates for jobs that serve and care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students gain skills related to providing care and treatment options and understanding legal rights of clients while working in educational, social services, or healthcare positions

Certificate students also participate in experiential learning, where they practice applying their skills in an organizational or agency setting.
Students who are earning the certificate select elective courses from a track that aligns with their career goals: either Behavioral Sciences or Early Childhood Education.

Students earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Human and Social Services (HSS), or Health Sciences Technology (HSCT) may want to add the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate as preparation to effectively support children or adult clients who are affected by disabilities.

Graduates of the certificate program also are prepared for entry-level work in group homes, foster care agencies, respite services, supported employment programs, adult day programs, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and early childhood intervention programs.

For more information, please contact the Humanities and Sciences Division at (513) 569-1700.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Certificate (IDDC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
IDD 105Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology 303
XXX XXX Track Elective 1  303
Semester 2  
IDD 110Community Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 303
XXX XXX Track Elective 2  303
XXX XXX Track Elective 3  303
Semester 3  
IDD 115Legal Rights and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 303
IDD 190Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Practicum 172
EMS 100CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional 101
Total Credits:    24

Electives

Students should meet with an advisor prior to selecting electives.

Behavioral Sciences Track Electives
HSV 110Introduction to Human Services3
HSV 115Counseling and Interviewing Techniques3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
Early Childhood Education Track Electives
EDU 105Introduction to Education3
ECE 145The Developing Child3
EDU 200Individuals with Exceptionalities3

Courses

IDD 105 Introduction to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on fundamental concepts in the study of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Topics include: history, definitions, legal rights, identification and treatment options, behavioral interventions and trauma-informed care, community services, life transitions, and the impact of culture in the lives of individuals with IDD.
Prerequisites: ENG 085 or appropriate placement
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IDD 110 Community Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

An introduction to IDD community services and resources. Topics include: professional roles, referrals, early interventions, education and employment options, community living, assistive technology, social inclusion, and supporting diversity.
Prerequisites: ENG 085 or appropriate placement
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IDD 115 Legal Rights and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on legal rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Topics include: the Americans with Disabilities Act; rights and empowerment; abuse and neglect; ethics; service plans and Individualized Education Programs (IEP); Medicaid; IDD and the justice system; and protection of diversity in the IDD community.
Prerequisites: IDD 105
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IDD 190 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 7 Lab Hours.

Students seeking the IDD Certificate participate in an unpaid off-campus learning experience integrated with academic instruction. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: IDD 105 and IDD 110
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Heather Hatchett, PhD
heather.hatchett@cincinnatistate.edu