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Human Services: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Consider a career in Intellectual/Development Disabilities (I/DD)
An associate degree in human services with a major in I/DD will prepare you to become a Direct Support Professional who provides quality supports to individuals with developmental disabilities on the job and in the community. Climbing the career ladder to a bachelor's degree will help you meet the federal requirements for a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP), also referred to as program coordinator or case manager in many waivered services. Other career options include leadership and supervisory positions in private and public human service organizations and state agencies.

Learn while you earn
Agencies often seek to train and promote direct support professionals who have proven their commitment to these positions. Our online career ladder is the perfect solution for employers, direct support, and other professionals seeking advancement in the field. Service providers are able to retain you, a valued employee, while you earn your degree and enter and exit the career ladder at the level that matches your career goals.

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Be inspired . . . earn our human services: intellectual and developmental disabilities degree

Online
Minot State has a 30-year history of preparing human service professionals to specifically support professionals to specifically support individuals with I/DD. To meet the national demand for human service professionals, we offer this established program online.
Value
No matter where you reside, you only pay in-state tuition. If you are a North Dakota employee of a community based I/DD service agencies, you may complete 100-200 level I/DD courses through your employer for reduced fees.
Employment outlook
I/DD professionals are in high demand and an 18% job growth is expected by 2020. The median pay for the profession is $64,000.
 
All courses in the required I/DD core are offered in distance format through asynchronous online technologies.

Accreditation
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.