Required Courses

Basic Skills (Required – 6 credits)
COMP 1000 – Composition (3 credits)
CSCI 1000 – Introduction to Computing Technology (3 credits)

Human Development (Required – 3 credits)
HDFS 1000 – Children in Families (3 credits)

Electives – Pick TWO for 6 total credits
EPSY 3029 – Survey of the Exceptional Child or comparable course
HDFS 3200 – Helping Skills in Human Services
HDFS 3570 – Group Work in Human Services

Take the first STEP into your education with Springbrook’s Training & Education Program. 

Springbrook STEP is now offering a tuition-free DSP Human Services Education Program through SUNY Oneonta. This program is designed to provide knowledge about human services – specifically, working with families and individuals with developmental disabilities.

This program includes 5 classes (15 credits) that provide knowledge to employees working in the Human Services field; and can use the credits earned toward a degree program. Classes begin at the end of May (Summer 2023 Session). Employees enrolled in this program will attend 2 classes each week for 15 weeks. Classes will be held on either the Main Campus or Oneonta Campus.

In addition to being tuition-free, employees in this program will be considered working and will be clocked in during the scheduled classes. So you will be PAID to go to school!

Upon successful completion of the program, employees will receive a $.50/hr increase!


An application is required for the program. If you have questions about the program, send an email to If you are interested in applying for the program, click the Take a Step button below.

All applications are due by Friday April 14, 2023

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