Employment Supports Specialty (Advanced Certificate)

Admission Type
Limited Enrolment

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 25% (4 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits


Select one course from the following two options:

DACS 5111

Disability in Context


DACS 3430

Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan


Required courses for Semester I:

DACS 5131

Introduction to Employment Supports


MARK 3220

Marketing Essentials



DACS 5132

Application of Employment Supports


DACS 5133

Employment Support Specialty: Advanced Issues


Total Credits



Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • (Category A)
    • have earned a graduate or bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 OR
    • currently in 3rd or 4th year of a bachelor degree program from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 OR
    • completed a 2-year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
  • (Category B)
    • PLAR candidates who have less than a 2 year diploma or 60 credits from a recognized institution must have a minimum of 2 years FTE work experience in the field, AND attend a personal interview AND submit samples of work based writing as determined by the department.
  • A Letter of Intent outlining the reasons the candidate has chosen this program, long- and short-term goals, and strengths and limitations.
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Two professional letters of reference that support your application.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.