Attend an Information Session and Service Night to Learn More About the Developmental Disabilities Technology Certificate

Developmental Disabilities Technology Certificate with Specialization in Children with Exceptionalities invites you to participate in an Information Session and Service Night on Monday, October 17, from  6:30-8:30 p.m. on the Harris Campus, Building 1, Room 1222, located at 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, 28208.

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Developmental Disabilities Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Children with Exceptionalities (C4538A-C4)

This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated, collaborative course of study in Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Education. Coursework provides education, training and support for individuals who work with children with exceptionalities and their families. Students will gain basic knowledge of typical and atypical development, assessment, and integration of children with exceptionalities into the early childhood setting. Students who earn this certificate will have the preparation necessary for employment in schools, childcare centers and at agencies that support children with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Major Requirements

Course Name

Credit Hours

DDT 110

Developmental Disabilities


DDT 120

Teaching Developmental Disabled


DDT 220

Program Planning Process


EDU 131

Child, Family, and Community


EDU 188

Issues in Early Child Ed


EDU 288

Advanced Issues/Early Child Ed


Total Credits



Attend a Developmental Disabilities Information Session on Oct. 21

CPCC’s Developmental Disabilities program is hosting an information session on October 21 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the Health Careers Building, Room 4510 on CPCC’s Central Campus.

Start a career in helping individuals with developmental disabilities lead a productive and independent life!

We look forward to seeing you there!

CPCC Human Services Technology to Host Annual SOHS Conference April 8 – 11

The CPCC Human Services Technology program will host the annual Southern Organization for Human Services (SOHS) conference, on April 8-11, at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport. The SOHS region includes 11 southern states, and several community colleges and universities. The conference theme is, “Molding Minds and Changing Attitudes.” Our goal as Human Services professionals is to assist our clients in understanding the relationship between thinking, feeling and behavior. Furthermore, we must foster and instill in our clients the necessity of change and aid them in discovering their strengths, assets and personal power. With a different mindset and a change in attitude, clients are enabled to live more satisfying, autonomous and productive lives.

The conference will provide 27 hours of workshops from diverse human services disciplines. As the hosts of this conference, our Human Services Technology team have invested time in organizing, planning and will be participating in the conference. The conference chairs are Maurice McDonald, Human Services instructor; and Kiera DesChamps, Health and Human Services Division Director. Our keynote speaker will be Tommy Lopez, Human Services Program Chair, and he will present a workshop called, “The Latino Perspective-Communication Within the Latino family.” Calvin Walton, Developmental Disabilities program chair, will present a workshop called, “No Limit Theatre,” designed to explore the theatre as an important source of empowering people with disabilities to create in and through the performing arts.

We have created the first substance abuse track that will be led by Tony Beatty, Substance Abuse instructor. Tony will facilitate five hours of workshops, that will provide required CEUs for providers. His workshops will include topics on ethics, motivational interviewing, and collegiate recovery community (CRC). Frankie Tack, Substance Abuse program chair, will host the TUA Honor Society Induction ceremony. This ceremony will not only recognize our students, but will include students from the other colleges.

CPCC Student Receives National Recognition

Melanie Berry, a co-op student in the Human Services – Developmental Disabilities program, received an honorable mention from the national Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) in their  “Co-op Student of the Year for Two-Year

Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry

Colleges” competition. Melanie was runner-up.

Her name will be announced at the CEIA conference in Chicago in April 2012.
Melanie was previously selected as “Co-op Student of the Year” on the state level by the NC Cooperative Education Association (NCCEA) in November.
Please join us in congratulating Melanie!