Services two year diploma program focuses on the knowledge, skills
and attitudes necessary for employment in a variety of rehabilitation
settings. Graduates are prepared to provide quality care and support,
enabling individuals who live with a disability to access community
services in all domains - residential, vocational, educational and
recreational. This exciting and challenging career can include working
with children and adults who experience difficulties in learning
due to a developmental delay, learning disability, physical or sensory
impairment, communication or behavioural disorder or traumatic brain
injury. The Rehabilitation Practitioner works cooperatively with
other health professionals to provide quality medical and community
The field of
Rehabilitation will appeal to individuals who like to interact with
people, assisting them to experience a quality life. This requires
commitment, an appreciation for ethical practice and a mindset that
is open to accomplishing tasks in a variety of ways. Ability to
work as part of a team and good communication skills are also important
includes a significant amount of practicum experience in community
agencies. There is an emphasis on integrating the theory covered
in classes with the practical application of skills in these supervised
practica. Students need to be aware that the work load is demanding.
For students who may need to balance family or employment responsibilities
with school work it is possible to spread the program out over two
to three years.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11
Spring term has students completing a field placement (160 hours)
that can be done full time or on a part time basis over the months
of May through to August in Lethbridge or in the studentıs home
are accepted into the on-campus Rehabilitation Services two year
diploma program in the Fall term only. It is possible to register
for Year One Rehabilitation Services Distance Courses throughout
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or
equivalent with credit in English 30 or 33. Applicants are recommended
to have completed Biology 30.
Applicants are required to volunteer for a minimum of 14 to 16 hours
in a rehabilitation setting. Information on this requirement is
provided to the applicant when the offer of admission is sent out
by Student Services.
Applicants are required to submit an Immunization Report identifying
immunization against common communicable diseases prior to the beginning
of classes and the first practicum. Applicants are also required
to undergo a medical examination and submit the physicians
report prior to the beginning of classes. Hepatitis B inoculation
(first of series) prior to entering the practicum setting is strongly
not having satisfactorially complete Biology 30 or equivalent
will need to register in BIO 149 in the firest term.
who do not have the necessary academic requirements for admission
into the program but have related work or life experiences should
apply as an Alternate Admissions Applicant. They may also want
to discuss the possibility of part time or self study options
with the Rehabilitation Services faculty.
may be required to take admission testing consisting of the Computerized
Placement Test or equivalent and are expected to achieve a minimum
60th percentile in the Reading and Sentence Skills portions to
ensure they have the skills necessary to succeed in college-level
courses. Assessment may be waived in individual cases.
- An orientation
to the program for first year students is scheduled during the
first week of classes in September. It is recommended that students
contact a faculty member one week prior to the start of classes
to confirm the dates, times and locations of orientation activities.
- It is beneficial
for students to obtain certification in Standard First Aid and
Basic CPR before, or at some point during their studies. It would
be an asset to gaining employment upon graduation.
are advised that many agencies require a Criminal Record (CPIC)
and Child Welfare Information (CWIS) check be available before
a practicum placement begins.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Diploma
in Rehabilitation Services.
prospects of employment in the Rehabilitation field are excellent.
Graduate surveys consistently report an average of 90% employment
in jobs directly related to their studies. The remaining students
have typically chosen to continue their education. With a minimum
of five practicum experiences (approximately 1150 hours) behind
them, LCCs Rehabilitation Services graduates are highly valued
by human service agencies across the province.
diploma graduate will realize a wide range of career options. They
may find themselves supporting infants, children, adolescents, adults
or seniors that have a disability. This involvement could be in
the following areas: preschool intervention, educational programs,
residential placements, vocational or recreational settings. Under
the direction of registered therapists, graduates may carry out
physio, speech and occupational therapy programs.
additional information on Careers in Rehabilitation Services please
visit the Rehabilitation Services Program site.
Graduates of the Rehabilitation Services two-year diploma may receive
up to two years credit toward the University of Calgarys Bachelor
of Community Rehabilitation degree. Students have the option of
completing the degree locally, through distance education, or on
the U of C campus. Students should contact the LCC Centre for Health
and Human Services team leader for details.
Students who have successfully completed Year I of the LCC Rehabilitation
Services program are eligible for admission to Year II of the program
offered at Grande Prairie Regional College, Grant MacEwan Community
College, Lakeland College, Mount Royal College and Red Deer College.
LCCs Rehabilitation Services program is also part of a collaborative
transfer agreement between Alberta colleges and the School of Child
and Youth Care, University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Year I Fall
Term Hours/Week Credits
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication (3-0) 3
ENG 150 Composition (3-0) 3
PSY 160 Psychology (3-0) 3
RSP 120 Practicum (1-8) 2
RSP 150 Foundations of Rehabilitation (3-0) 3
RSP 153 Program Design I: Observation and Assessment (3-0) 3
RSP 162 General Health Care I (2-0) 2
RSP 167 General Health Care II (0-2) 2
If no Biology 30 or equivalent
BIO 149 Introduction to Physiology (2-0) 2
Total 21 (or 23) credits
Year I Winter
Term Hours/Week Credits
COM 170 Helping Relationships (3-0) 3
PSY 170 Human Development Across the Lifespan (3-0) 3
RSP 130 Practicum (16 weeks) (0-16) 4
RSP 155 Program Design II: Applied Behaviour Analysis (3-0) 3
RSP 168 Individualized Instructional Plans (2-0) 2
RSP 170 Developmental Disabilities (4-0) 4
Total 19 credits
Year I Spring
Term Hours/Week Credits
RSP 140 Field Placement (160 hours completed between May and August)
Total 1 credit
Year II Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
PSY 260 Abnormal Psychology (3-0) 3
RSP 220 Practicum (16 weeks) (0-24) 6
RSP 255 Program Design III: Advanced Treatment and Intervention
Methods (3-0) 3
RSP 262 Organizational Behaviour in Human Services (3-0) 3
RSP 275 Family Support and Intervention (3-0) 3
Total 18 credits
Year II Winter
Term Hours/Week Credits
RSP 250 Practicum (0-24) 6
RSP 278 Special Issues in Disability (3-0) 3
Optional Courses 9
Total 18 credits
9 credits in total Hours/Week Credits
ECE 270 Integration of Children with Special Needs (3-0) 3
NAT 155 Native Cross Cultural Awareness (3-0) 3
RSP 256 Early Intervention (3-0) 3
RSP 257 Programs in Special Education (3-0) 3
RSP 258 Serving People with Intense Multiple Needs (3-0) 3
RSP 259 Vocational Rehabilitation (3-0) 3
RSP 260 Rehabilitation of Persons with Head Injuries (3-0) 3
RSP 261 Residential Programs (3-0) 3
TRG 263 Aging Disorders & Disabilities (3-0) 3
may choose options that provide them with an area of specialization,
for example, Early Intervention Educational Assistant.
SERVICES (DISTRIBUTED LEARNING)
All Year I courses listed above may be accessed by students in a
correspondence format. Students may complete up to four courses
as an Occasional Student before applying to the program. If interested
in part-time learning using a distance format, contact Distributed
in Distributed Learning is continuous throughout the year.
- For more
details on registering for distributed learning courses, costs,
etc. please visit the Rehabilitation Services Program site.
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