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


  • High school transcript or GED
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • ACT, KYOTE, SAT, ALEKS, and/or GED College Readiness scores

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges