About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0103

Program Highlights

  • Earn credits toward Continuing Education certificate in Developmental Support Service (DSS)
  • Graduates have diverse career options in two distinct job markets: educational and community-based
  • Field placements often lead to part-time employment before graduation and full-time employment after graduation

Career Opportunities

  • Boards of education
  • Children's treatment centres
  • Alternative educational programs
  • Residential services
  • Supported employment programs
  • Vocational services
  • Day activity programs
  • Literacy Skills Development programs
  • Life skills programs

Meet Graduate Ingrid Younger

The EA-SNS program has the most amazing team of professors, who are role models of how to support students of all backgrounds, abilities and needs. … I am forever grateful for their contributions to furthering my education and all of their guidance through this remarkable journey.

Casey Jenkins, Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0103 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Not Available
September 2016Open
January 2017Open
May 2017Not Available

Future Study Options

Niagara College offers graduate certificate options in several study areas to qualified college and university graduates. These certificates can add to your existing credentials and prepare you for the world of work.


We maintain articulation agreements with other colleges and universities in Canada and around the world.


Some post-secondary credits can be transferred into any Niagara College program.

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