Direct Support Professional Technician Certificate Program



This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Mental Health Technician

Direct Support Professionals provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical

disabilities in a number of settings including group homes, day programs, home & community

based services, and vocational rehabilitation. Students will learn methods for providing

assistance with living skills development, health maintenance, medication administration,

personal care, and behavioral development. This course will teach current and future Direct

Support Professionals methods for developing individuals’ basic living and social skills with the

primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability. This course is

designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.


Course Code: ESIDE – DSPT

Program Duration:9 Months

Course Contact Hours: 405

Student Tuition: $3,950