Gain true satisfaction with a rewarding career in supporting people with developmental disabilities

Graduates from NSCC’s Developmental Disabilities degree program are prepared for a variety of employment opportunities working with adults or children with developmental disabilities in residential, vocational, educational, family support and recreational programs. Through specialized curriculum including field placements, counseling skills and crisis intervention techniques, students integrate theory with practice in the field of developmental disabilities. Upon successfully completing this degree, many student choose to transfer to a four-year college following completion of this program.


Semesters estimated to complete degree Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC recognized top 25 in nation for advancing opportunities for low-income students

US Dept. of Education


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact or call 781-477-2150.

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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