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Direct Support Certificate


MassBay’s Education and Human Services program prepares students for work that makes an impact. MassBay offers associate's degree programs that prepare students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Human Services, as well as certificate programs that prepare graduates for direct entry into the work force. Our graduates enter meaningful careers as educators in preschools, childcare centers, elementary schools, afterschool programs, or as social workers at community centers to support people in need.

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Certificate Program


Human Services: Direct Support

This is a workforce development career ladder offering for individuals working for the Department of Developmental Disabilities and/or their vendor agencies. This certificate prepares students for various positions in the broad field of Developmental Disabilities depending on their work or life experiences.

Upon successful completion, the Human Services: Direct Support Certificate is awarded.


CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to practicum placement and will be conducted in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential.

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