Certificate in Direct Support Work
Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Program Details

Kentucky Community and Technical College System offers an online human services degree, the Certificate in Direct Support Work.  This program prepares students for entry level careers in the human services field where they will be able to help individuals and their communities.  Graduates will work in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational, and mental health services.  The curriculum teaches knowledge and skills that are important within this field, such as working with individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and mental retardation. 

Courses may include:

  • Values of Human Services in a Contemporary Society
  • Nursing Assistant Skills
  • Teaching Persons with Mental Retardation
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying
  • Introduction of Family Science
  • Dynamics of Human Behavior

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Kentucky Community and Technical College System is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score