Community Connections Career Partnership-Ohio (C3PO)

Learn about the field of Direct Support through in-class training and on-site internships with partner providers in this one-year program. A Direct Support Professional will assist a patient with daily activities and encourage attitudes and behaviors that help the individual to be included in the community. Gain introductory knowledge of ethics, health & safety, interpersonal communication, crisis intervention, and assessments required for careers in this field.

Course Topics

  • Health and safety
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Behavioral supports
  • Positive intervention

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Certificate of Initial Proficiency (CIP)
  • OSHA 10
  • Lean Six Sigma

Danielle Denton

Program Instructor
Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Direct Support Professional
Job Coach

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)


Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)