Consumer Skills

Program #37586

The Consumer Skills Certificate Program is designed to equip students with the skills needed to manage their money effectively and to make good decisions about their purchases in the community.

Core Courses
DSPS 430 Beginning Money for Students with Disabilities60
DSPS 432 Smart Shopping and Saving Money in the Community60
DSPS 434 Safe Shopping and Safe Money Management60
Total Hours180
First Year
Fall TermHoursWinter TermHoursSpring TermHours
DSPS 43060DSPS 43260DSPS 43460
 60 60 60
Total Hours 180

DSPS 430 60 Hours Beginning Money for Students with Disabilities

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn the skills necessary for accurate money exchanges. Students will learn how to count money, give appropriate amounts of money for purchases, make change, and how to calculate a tip. (Apportionment)

DSPS 432 60 Hours Smart Shopping and Saving Money in the Community

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn how to save money by shopping smartly. Students will learn how to use comparison techniques, unit pricing, coupons, and online deals to find the best bargain. (Apportionment)

DSPS 434 60 Hours Safe Shopping and Safe Money Management

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn how to safely shop and manage their money. Students will learn to identify and avoid scams within the community. (Apportionment)