Certificate in Disability Studies
Niagara County Community College

Program Details

This certificate in Disability Studies from NCCC prepares students for entry-level positions serving those with developmental, psychological, and physical disabilities. Students will learn the personal and interpersonal skills necessary to provide care to those they are serving. Skills will be practiced in an internship experience as part of the curriculum. Graduates will be well suited for positions in human services settings including nursing homes, developmental centers, group homes for the mentally challenged, outpatient clinics, and more.

Students will explore a variety of topics such as:

  • Disabilities and aging
  • Advanced first aid and CPR
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Child development


  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • Placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education