Child Care Direct Care
Care for Those Who Need You Most
Become a more well-rounded member of your human services team. Earn a Child Care/Direct Care certificate from DCC.
practicum credits for real-world experience
What You'll Study in our Child Care Direct Care Certificate Program
The human services field is expected to grow by over 20 percent. Wherever you are in your career, a Child Care Direct Care certificate from DCC makes you a more knowledgeable and well-rounded member of your worksite's treatment team.
At DCC, you'll gain the theoretical background, basic techniques and skills needed for success as a human services professional.
All credit hours earned in the Direct Care Certificate Program apply to the Child Care Associate Degree.VIEW FULL CURRICULUM
BHS 110: Introduction to Human Services
The ever-changing dynamics of mental health, substance abuse, poverty and trauma intervention
PSY 235: Psychology of Exceptionality
The characteristics of both behavior disordered and gifted children, and how to best interact with each
CHC 103: Child Care and Youth Practicum I
The start of an extended placement at an agency serving children, youth and adults
Office of Admissions
101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (845) 431-8010
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601