Direct Service Provider I Credential

direct service provider I

Direct Service Providers work with individuals with physical and/or intellectual challenges to become more integrated into their environments and communities.



The Direct Service Provider I Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of three courses.

HUMS 105  Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
HUMS 107  Introduction to Disability Studies (3 credits)
HUMS 120  Direct Service Provider I Field Work (1 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These three courses can be applied towards the Human Services A.S. or A.A.S. degree.