Child Care, A.A.S.
Help the Ones Who Need it Most
Through coursework and field experience, DCC gives you the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of people and kids with special needs.
years of full-time study
real-world practicum credits in agencies serving special needs populations
What You'll Study in our Human Services Child Care Program
DCC's Child Care degree prepares you to work with children, adolescents or adults with special needs. Your courses give you a foundation in the delivery of human services, and you'll bolster your knowledge with experience through an extended agency placement.
After DCC, you'll be ready to work in a variety of settings that need your care and compassion the most, including crisis intervention centers, youth correctional facilities and special needs day care centers.VIEW FULL CURRICULUM
PSY 102: Interviewing & Counseling Skills
Learn counseling and crisis intervention skills emphasizing client growth and interpersonal effectiveness
PSY 207: Creative Arts Therapy
An overview of creative arts as they are utilized in client assessment and treatment
BHS 245: Issues & Ethics in Human Services
Address specific ethical issues confronted by human services professionals
Where Do Human Services Child Care Grads Go?
What Human Services Child Care Workers Do
Child care professionals in human services help people with mental, emotional or physical handicaps in a variety of settings, such as residential and day schools, group homes, crisis intervention centers, youth correctional facilities and special needs day care centers.
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