Applied Learning Disability Studies (LDGC)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 2 semesters | Online
This graduate certificate program is designed to examine and apply new knowledge in the field of education for support professionals interested in working with students with learning disabilities. This unique program now provides a combined concentration in learning strategies and assistive technology and engages students by creating opportunities to apply and assess learning techniques.
This program will explore the scope of learning disabilities and its critical impact on students living with learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, and co-existing conditions; including mental health conditions and other disorders. The context of study also includes research and reflection on legal and professional standards as they pertain to support professionals in academic settings.
Current and prospective educators, educational assistants, and academic support services providers, at all educational levels, will benefit from the activities, professional discussions, and special resources offered in the Applied Learning Disabilities Studies program.
Whether you are a new graduate or currently working in educational support, this program will diversify your professional portfolio and your employment options!
- 2 semesters or up to 20 months;
- Full-time and Part-time options;
- Unique to Cambrian College: Learning Disability Studies plus Combined Concentration in Learning Strategies and Assistive Technology;
- Application of theory, assessments, and support techniques and access to valuable resources and professionals in the field;
- Diversified employment opportunities in an academic environment.
Students may choose to complete this program in five semesters while studying part-time. For more information on the full-time pathway click here.
Applicants must be graduates of a diploma, advanced diploma, or degree from an Ontario College or equivalent.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
- SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
Winter Term Start
- SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
- SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.
Program of Study
|LDS 1201||Introduction to Learning Disabilities||4|
|AST 2050||Introduction to Assistive Technology||4|
|LST 1001||Introduction to Learning Strategies||4|
|PSY 1003||Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health & Addictions||3|
|COM 1003||Interp Comm. and Conflict Res.||3|
|AST 2060||Integrating Assistive Technology and Learning Strategies||4|
|LDS 1610||Learning Disabilities and Other Disorders||4|
|LDS 1005||Mental Health Accommodations||4|
|COM 1004||Comm. for Client Care||3|
|LDS 2000||Capstone - Applied Practice||4|
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies is approximately $100. These fees are currently under review but is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates of this graduate certificate program will be positioned to pursue careers as:
- Learning Strategist
- Assistive Technologist
- Academic Mentor
- Tutor for students with Learning Disabilities
Graduates of this program will have and enhanced capacity for work in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary academic support services. Graduates from developmental services, child and youth care, and early childhood education fields will increase their ability to support students with learning disabilities in school settings.
College/University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.