Disabled Students (DSPS)

DSPS 106 72 Hours Braille Transcribing

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the Braille system and its usage. Students will be expected to learn to read, write and proofread Braille and submit a manuscript to the Library of Congress for certification in Braille Transcription. (Apportionment)

DSPS 111 104 Hours Exploratory Arts for Visually Impaired

A course designed for students with visual impairments, which provides experience using various art media. (Apportionment)

DSPS 114 180 Hours Relationships and Sexuality Training

A class geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to provide a comprehensive and meaningful overview. The course strives to build healthy, safe sexual attitudes, behaviors, and relationships consistent with personal values. (Apportionment)

DSPS 115 104 Hours Music for Communication for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to teach verbal and nonverbal language skills and increase ones attention span and decision-making skills with the use of music. (Apportionment)

DSPS 116 144 Hours Nutrition & Exercise

Geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to teach the benefits of healthy eating and proper exercise. (Apportionment)

DSPS 119 36 Hours Kinesthetic PE For Visually Impaired

A class designed for students with visual impairments to improve body awareness, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone. Instruction will be characterized by specialized techniques relying on tactile input to the students. (Apportionment)

DSPS 120 180 Hours Career Preparation and Life Management

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to prepare for employment and and independent living. (Apportionment)

DSPS 121 180 Hours Computer-Assisted Instructional Lab

Designed for students with disabilities to provide instruction in computer operation, word processing and the use of adaptive computer equipment. (Apportionment)

DSPS 122 36 Hours Adaptive PE Weight Training

Prerequisite(s): Entry into this class based on physician's release.

Increases physical endurance, stresses body condition/muscle development. (Fee-Based)

DSPS 124 300 Hours Independent Living Skills

A comprehensive program for adults with developmental disabilities to improve the social, academic, personal, prevocational and avocational capabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 125 200 Hours Daily Living Skills for Students with Disabilites

A class geared for students with disabilities that is designed to enhance their ability to live more independently. (Apportionment)

DSPS 126 180 Hours Basic Reading for the Disabled

Designed to enhance reading skills by providing a strong foundation to increase vocabulary and reading comprehension. (Apportionment)

DSPS 128 200 Hours Improving Individual Skills for Student with Disbilities

Geared for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities, designed to improve academic and personal skills through social interactions, healthy living, and academic success. (Apportionment)

DSPS 129 36 Hours Community Resources

A class geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities designed to teach skills necessary to independently take part in typical community activities by traveling to various locations in the area. Lessons learned in the classroom will be practiced in the community. (Apportionment)

DSPS 130 60 Hours Bill Paying and Banking

This class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities who want to learn how to maintain a checking account. This is an introductory class that teaches banking vocabulary and step by step on how to open and manage a checking account. Students will be required to use the Quicken software program for balancing their checking account. (Apportionment)

DSPS 131 60 Hours Basic Cooking

Designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to have them acquire skill in safely preparing and storing foods for independent living. Also includes nutrition, appropriate manners and kitchen organization. (Apportionment)

DSPS 132 180 Hours Communication Skills

A course geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities to provide instruction on the different forms of effective communication including body language, gestures, and non-verbal cues. Students actively participate in role playing real-life situations, discussing current events, and practicing listening exercise to improve their communication skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 133 180 Hours Self-Advocacy

Instruction designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to enhance advocating for self in everyday life situations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 134 180 Hours Banking for Apartment Living

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to budget their money, pay bills, make purchases, grocery shop, rent an apartment, and interview roommates. The class simulates living in an apartment and the responsibilities of being independent. Students must have prior banking experience in writing checks, making deposits, and ATM transactions. Students will be required to use the Quicken software program for balancing their checking account. (Apportionment)

DSPS 135 60 Hours Beginning Money for Students with Disabilites

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn the skills necessary for performing accurate money exchanges. Students will learn money counting skills, and consumer skills in the market place. (Apportionment)

DSPS 136 36 Hours Living More Independently

A class geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to provide a comprehensive and meaningful overview of a variety of options for living more independently (i.e. group home, own apartment), how to achieve those options, and what is needed to be successful in your choice. (Apportionment)

DSPS 137 180 Hours Job Skills

Designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to help recognize and achieve potential as independent members of the community. Lecture, lab, and field experience are combined to provide the student with a comprehensive and meaningful educational experience. (Apportionment)

DSPS 138 180 Hours Communication on the Job

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to improve their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 139 2 Hours Orientation to DSPS

A course designed to inform adults with disabilities about the programs and services offered through SCE/DSPS. (Orientation)

DSPS 140 180 Hours Social Skills

This course is designed to give students with developmental and learning disabilities an overview of appropriate social skills at school, work, and in the community. Through examples in their own lives as well as instructional materials various areas social skills challenges will be explored, any necessary coping strategies taught. (Apportionment)

DSPS 150 30 Hours Critical Thinking

Designed to assist adults with disabilities in acquiring or improving critical thinking skills necessary to function independently in a variety of activities, situations, and environments. Emphasis on problem solving and decision making through understanding and evaluating situations, utilizing knowledge of cause and effect relationships, exploring options, and planning and implementing strategies. (Apportionment)

DSPS 155 72 Hours Mobility Skills

A class designed for students with disabilities to enhance independence by introducing safe practices and knowledge for using public transportation. (Apportionment)

DSPS 160 18 Hours Adaptive PE Activity

This course is designed for the disabled student. The class modified individual and team sport activities. (Fee-Based)

DSPS 165 36 Hours Wheelchair Basketball

Weekly practice or a minimum of four hours per week is required. The most qualified student athletes will be selected to represent the college during the season. (Fee-Based)

DSPS 170 36 Hours Wheelchair Athletics

This course includes instruction and participation in the fundamentals of the spectrum of wheelchair athletics. (Fee-Based)

DSPS 175 30 Hours Personal Safety

This course is designed to introduce students with developmental disabilities to personal safety awareness. Students with disabilities will be presented with proactive steps to take to avoid dangerous situations in the community and at home. Students with disabilities will also be presented with basic techniques for self defense and first aid. (Apportionment)

DSPS 180 30 Hours Beginning Banking

This class is for students with disabilities who want to learn how to spell money amounts, fill out an check, make a deposit, record checks and deposits in a check register, and record ATM transactions in a register. This class would beneficial for students: who want to learn the basics of banking, who need practice with the basics of banking, or who are new and would like to take the Banking for Apartment Living class. (Apportionment)

DSPS 185 30 Hours Social Opportunities for Students with Disablities

Geared for students with disabilities to learn how to create a social life for themselves by discussing how to meet people and making friends, identifying low cost activities, learning age appropriate games to play with guest, practicing social manners, and planning a social event and carrying it out. (Apportionment)

DSPS 190 36 Hours Beginning Computers / Open Lab for Adults with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide students who have developmental disabilities with the knowledge to develop or maintain skills in basic computer applications such as, but not limited to: Windows, word processing, data entry, Internet navigation, keyboarding, and remedial academic software. (Apportionment)

DSPS 195 36 Hours Have Internet; Will Travel

This course is designed to provide students who have developmental disabilities with the knowledge to develop the skills needed for travel planning while building computer and researching skills by use of the Internet. Students will plan 3 trips: a day trip, a weekend get-away, and a week vacation. (Apportionment)

DSPS 200 30 Hours Rules of the Road

This course is designed to provide students who have developmental disabilities with the knowledge to increase awareness as a pedestrian/bicyclist or future licensed driver about the laws and rules of the road. (Apportionment)

DSPS 205 30 Hours Money Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed for students with developmental learning disabilities to learn the skills necessary for performing accurate money exchanges. Students will learn to count money, and to solve real life shopping problems using money. (Apportionment)

DSPS 210 30 Hours Photoshop for Students with Disabilities

Through class and individual instruction students with developmental or learning disabilities will acquire basic knowledge and skills in digital photography and manipulation of photographs utilizing the Adobe Photoshop Elements program. Students will also develop their creativity through personalized PhotoShop projects. (Apportionment)

DSPS 215 30 Hours Get in Shape: Healthy Eating and Exercise

Students with disabilities will learn the benefits of healthy eating and proper exercise. Students will prepare Students should consult with a physician before four healthy snacks and participate in exercise activities. starting an exercise program. (Apportionment)

DSPS 220 30 Hours Summer Cooking

This course is designed to provide students that have developmental disabilities with the knowledge and skills needed to cook simple, nutritious meals. We will plan our meal, walk to the grocery store, shop for food, prepare the meal together, and clean up. (Apportionment)

DSPS 225 30 Hours Actor's Workshop

This course is designed to expose students with disabilities to basic acting techniques. Additionally, the acting, focused on everyday social dilemmas, will enhance the student's ability to interpret and then deal with these everyday life situations on a regular basis. (Apportionment)

DSPS 235 104 Hours Improving Daily Living Skills for Students with Disabilities

A quick paced course designed to provide students with disabilities with basic banking skills including writing checks and depositing paychecks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 245 200 Hours Exercise for the Disabled Student

Geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to lead students in a variety of exercises to improve mobility, increase blood circulation, flexibility, and coordination and boost one's energy levels. (Apportionment)

DSPS 250 200 Hours Healthy Living with Exercise for Students with Disabilities

Geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to teach nutrition, healthy eating habits while reinforcing proper exercise. (Apportionment)

DSPS 255 200 Hours Movement Through Music for Students with Disabilities

Geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to get them moving according to their own individual abilities, while encouraging through music and stress management exercises. (Apportionment)

DSPS 260 60 Hours Introduction to Checking Accounts

A quick paced course designed to provide students with disabilities with basic banking skills including writing checks and depositing paychecks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 265 30 Hours Exploring Your Occupational Path

This course is intended to assist adults with disabilities in establishing a clear and realistic occupational goal. Students will assess their interests and abilities in order to establish attainable objectives to achieve their goal. Students will also explore resources for seeking employment in their chosen occupational field. (Apportionment)

DSPS 270 30 Hours Work Attitudes and Employer Expectations

This course is intended to prepare students for successful employment by introducing them to appropriate on-the-job behavior, communication, attitude and work ethic. Students will also be introduced to the importance of workplace safety and customer service. (Apportionment)

DSPS 275 60 Hours Paying Bills

A quick paced course designed to provide students with disabilities with basic money management skills including use of an ATM and bill paying. (Apportionment)

DSPS 280 30 Hours Landing a Job

This course is designed to introduce students with disabilities to filling-out and submitting both written and online job applications. This course will also introduce students to effective job interview preparation, technique and attire. (Apportionment)

DSPS 285 60 Hours Budgeting for Apartment Living

A quick paced course designed to provide money-management skills for employed students with developmental or learning disabilities living in their own apartment. (Apportionment)

DSPS 290 180 Hours Computer Assisted Instruction Lab - Beginning Level

Designed for individuals with developmental or learning disabilities, this course teaches basic computer skills including use of a keyboard and word processing. (Apportionment)

DSPS 295 180 Hours Computer Assisted Instruction Lab - Intermediate Level

Designed for individuals with developmental or learning disabilities, this course provides training in word processing, use of the Internet and operation of e-mail accounts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 305 200 Hours Fitness & Nutrition for Students

Geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to teach the benefits of healthy eating and proper exercise. (Apportionment)

DSPS 310 1-99 Hours Mobility Training for Students with Disabilities

The mobility training class is designed for adult students with developmental disabilities. In a small group the student learns all the skills necessary to use the OCTA public transportation services. This class stresses self reliance and basic skill building. (Grant-Funded)

DSPS 315 180 Hours Relationships for Students with Disabilities

This is a class for students with developmental disabilities or learning disabilities that is designed to provide them with a meaningful overview of adult relationships, primarily friendships and romantic/intimate relationships. Students will learn basic information and skills in order to build healthy and safe relationships. (Apportionment)

DSPS 320 180 Hours Human Sexuality for Students with Disabilities

This is a class for students with developmental disabilities or learning disabilities that is designed to provide them with a comprehensive and meaningful overview of human sexuality. Students will learn current appropriate information in order to build healthy, safe sexual attitudes, behaviors, and relationships consistent with personal values. (Apportionment)

DSPS 325 36 Hours Workplace Skills Training for Student with Disabilities

Workplace Skills Training is a lecture and lab course designed to provide students with developmental disabilities with hands-on training in basic janitorial tasks that may be expected of them in an entry-level position. Lecture topics include work safety and on-the-job behavior and attitude. (Apportionment)

DSPS 327 60 Hours Workplace Safety and Janitorial Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course will provide students who have disabilities with hands-on training in basic cleaning tasks that may be expected of them in an entry-level job. Topics include appropriate dress, hygiene, on-the-job safety and safety equipment related to janitorial tasks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 329 60 Hours Workplace Training: Exceptional Employee for Students with Disabilities

This is a lecture and lab course designed to provide students who have disabilities with hands-on training in basic janitorial tasks that may be expected of them in entry-level employment. Lecture topics include on-the-job behavior and attitude for potential pay raise and/or promotion. (Apportionment)

DSPS 330 60 Hours Options for Independent Living for Students with Disabilities

This course is an overview of living options for students with disabilities who are considering living independent of their family homes. The advantages and disadvantages of various living options will be presented. Students will also explore the process of choosing and renting an apartment. (Apportionment)

DSPS 332 60 Hours Living More Independently: Apartment Living

Students with disabilities will explore moving into their first apartment and responsibilities of maintaining a home. Topics will include identifying needed furnishings and supplies, basic house cleaning, and safe use and storage of cleaning products. Students will also be required to practice house cleaning tasks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 334 60 Hours Living More Independently: Health, Safety, and Living with Your Roommate

Students with disabilities will learn about choosing and living with a roommate. Students will be presented with strategies for cooperative living and problem solving. Students will also learn about health and safety in the home (Apportionment)

DSPS 335 24 Hours Balance and Mobility Skills for Students with Visual Impairments

This course is designed to provide students who are legally blind with the techniques needed to improve balance, strategies needed to reduce falls and skills needed to safely get up after a fall. Students will use sensory cues to identify environmental risks, learn exercises that increase strength and balance, and create a personal fall-prevention plan. (Apportionment)

DSPS 340 48 Hours Music for Communication: Social Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course uses music to enhance communication skills and cultural awareness for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 345 60 Hours Community Volunteering for Vocational Skills Enhancement

Students with developmental disabilities participate in weekly field trips. Trips will include resources in the community that can provide opportunities for volunteer service. Curriculum includes instruction for use of public transportation to get to and return from field trip destinations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 350 36 Hours Job Skills Field Work for Students with Disabilities

Students with developmental or learning disabilities participate in weekly field trips to destinations that provide them with first hand observation of workplaces and/or introduce them to agencies that can assist them in attaining and maintaining employment. Curriculum also includes instruction in the use of public transportation. (Apportionment)

DSPS 355 36 Hours Accessing the Community Through Mobility Skills for Students with Disablities

A class designed for students with disabilities to enhance independence by introducing knowledge and safe practices for using public transportation. The course will include route preparation, and will help students learn to travel in the community to access services, community resources, vocational agencies, work sites, and student homes or apartments. (Grant-Funded)

DSPS 360 60 Hours Making a Plan for Self-Advocacy

Students will examine personal strengths and skills as well as areas that need improvement in order to be successful in advocating for their chosen life or vocational goal. Students will also research resources pertaining to their goal in order to prepare a plan for advocating for their life or vocational goal. (Apportionment)

DSPS 362 60 Hours Advocating for Life and Vocational Goals

This course provides students with disabilities with knowledge, skills and resources to make decisions and communicate needs for determining their own life and vocational path. Students will learn about disabilities and adaptive skills to mitigate personal disabilities. Students will learn and practice effective communication techniques. (Apportionment)

DSPS 364 60 Hours Interacting with Authority and Emergency Personnel

This course will prepare students with disabilities for interaction with police and emergency personnel. Topics include an overview of the criminal justice system, rights of individuals if taken into custody and reporting victimization. This course also prepares students for interaction with fire, medical, and emergency medical personnel. (Apportionment)

DSPS 370 300 Hours ILS: US Civics

This class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities who want to become better citizens by gaining knowledge about the civics of the United States of America. (Apportionment)

DSPS 372 300 Hours ILS: US Geography

This class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities who want to learn United States geography. Students will learn about states, state capitals, and major United States landmarks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 374 300 Hours ILS: US National Symbols and History

This class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities who want to become better American citizens by gaining knowledge of American national monuments, American heroes, and national patriotic symbols. (Apportionment)

DSPS 380 60 Hours Survival Vocabulary and Basic Reading and Writing

This course is the first in a series of three courses designed for adults with disabilities to learn survival vocabulary and basic reading and writing skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 382 60 Hours Basic Reading Comprehension & Writing for Students with Disabilities

This course is the second in a series of three courses designed for adult students with disabilities to increase their reading comprehension and writing skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 384 60 Hours Using Reading in Real Life Situations for Students with Disabilities

This course is the third in a series of three courses designed for adult students with disabilities to increase their reading comprehension and writing skills found in real life situations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 390 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Reading Skills in the Kitchen for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory cooking course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice reading and vocabulary in the kitchen so they can prepare a simple and nutritious meal. (Apportionment)

DSPS 392 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Money for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice money skills to learn money exchanging concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 394 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Time for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice math skills to learn time concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 396 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Calendars for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice math skills to learn calendar concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 400 60 Hours Applied Academics: Communication Skills

This course is geared for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities, designed to improve reading, writing and speaking skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 402 60 Hours Applied Academics: Math Skills for Everyday Living

This course is designed to improve everyday math skills for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 404 60 Hours Applied Academics: Reading and Writing for Employment

This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills as they relate to employment for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 410 60 Hours Introduction to Computers

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides a basic introduction to computers. (Apportionment)

DSPS 412 60 Hours Introduction to Basic Word Processing

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course teaches the basic introduction to word processing. (Apportionment)

DSPS 414 60 Hours Introduction to Basic Word Processing Editing for Students with Disabilities

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course teaches basic word processing editing. (Apportionment)

DSPS 420 60 Hours Intermediate Word Processing

Designed for individuals with disabilities wanting to increase their basic knowledge of word processing (Apportionment)

DSPS 422 60 Hours Intermediate Electronic Mail

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of the Internet and operation of e-mail accounts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 424 60 Hours Intermediate PowerPoint Slide Presentation & Basic Formatting

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of PowerPoint slide presentation software and basic spreadsheet software. (Apportionment)

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)

DSPS 440 60 Hours Improving Skills: Consumer Skills

This course is geared for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities, and designed to improve consumer skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 442 60 Hours Improving Individual Skills: Self-Determination Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to improve self-determination skills for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 444 60 Hours Improving Skills: Functional Writing Skills

This course is designed to improve everyday writing skills of students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 446 60 Hours Improving Skills: Reading Comprehension Skills

This course is designed to improve reading comprehension skills of students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 450 60 Hours Basic Cooking: Beginning Skills

This course is designed to give students with disabilities a foundation of basic cooking and food preparation concepts and activities, kitchen cleanliness and safety, and grocery shopping skills, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 452 60 Hours Basic Cooking: Intermediate Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to give students with disabilities intermediate skills of cooking and food preparation concepts and activities, kitchen cleanliness and safety, and grocery shopping skills, using a variety of basic skills (Apportionment)

DSPS 454 60 Hours Basic Cooking: More Advanced Skills for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to give students with disabilities more advanced skills of cooking and food preparation concepts and activities, kitchen cleanliness and safety, nutrition, and grocery shopping skills, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 460 60 Hours Social Skills: Foundational Basics

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of foundational basic social skills at home, school, work, and in the community, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 462 60 Hours Social Skills: Conflict Management and Resolution Basics

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of conflict management and resolution skills at home, school, work, and in the community, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 464 60 Hours Social Skills: Additional Interpersonal Concepts

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of additional social skills concepts at home, school, work, in the community, and in their personal life, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 470 60 Hours Relationships: Foundational Basics

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of appropriate interactions with foundational relationships concepts, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 472 60 Hours Relationships: Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of appropriate interactions for building and maintaining healthy friendships and romantic relationships, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 474 60 Hours Relationships: Relationships Review, Intimacy, and Sexuality Concepts

This course is designed to give students with disabilities a review of general relationships, intimate relationships, and an overview of sexuality concepts, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 480 60 Hours Human Sexuality: Human Development, Puberty, and Conception

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of basic human sexuality concepts of boundaries, human development, and puberty in order to build safe, healthy sexual behaviors and attitudes, consistent with personal values, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 482 60 Hours Human Sexuality: Sexual Expression, Reproduction, and Birth Control

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of the basic human sexuality concepts of sexual expression, reproduction, birth control, and sexual health, in order to build safe, healthy sexual behaviors and attitudes, consistent with personal values, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 484 60 Hours Human Sexuality: Children, Personal Safety, & Healthy Relationships

This course is designed to give students with disabilities an overview of the basic human sexuality concepts of having children, sexual abuse safety, and healthy relationships, in order to build safe, healthy sexual behaviors and attitudes, consistent with personal values, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 490 60 Hours Affectively Dealing With Work-Related Problems

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to improve their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 492 60 Hours First Impressions On The Job

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to improve their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course will focus on making good first impressions and will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 494 60 Hours Interviewing & Professional Communication

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to improve their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course will focus on interviewing skills and will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 500 60 Hours Keyboarding & Basic Word Processing

This course is the first in a series of three courses designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The course teaches keyboarding and basic word processing. The skills learned in the first course will carry over into the subsequent two courses. (Apportionment)

DSPS 502 60 Hours Exploring the Internet and Email

This course is the second in a series of three courses designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The course teaches the student how to use email and how to do research on the Internet using common search engines. The skills learned in this course will carry over into the last course in this series. Students will use keyboarding and word processing skills learned in prior course. (Apportionment)

DSPS 504 60 Hours Creating PowerPoint Presentations

This course is the third in a series of three courses designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The course teaches the student how to create PowerPoint presentations. Students will use keyboarding, word processing, and internet research skills learned in prior courses. (Apportionment)

DSPS 514 60 Hours Job Skills Fieldwork: Working in Food Service for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities participate in weekly field trips to destinations that provide them with first hand observation of workplaces in the food service industry. Curriculum includes instruction in the use of bus schedules to determine departure and arrival time for destinations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 516 60 Hours Job Skills Fieldwork: Working in Childcare & Vocational Assistance for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities participate in field trips to childcare facilities, educational programs and vocational agencies that can assist them in attaining and maintaining employment. Curriculum includes instruction in using public transportation, using Internet resources for planning bus trips to field trip destinations and creating a written day schedule. (Apportionment)

DSPS 520 36 Hours Relationships and Boundaries for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide students with developmental disabilities with the knowledge and skills they need to have safe and healthy interpersonal relationships. Topics covered include personal boundaries, dealing with strangers, and appropriate types of relationships. (Apportionment)

DSPS 522 36 Hours Interpersonal Relationships for Students with Disabilities

This course provides students with developmental disabilities with the knowledge and skills to have safe and healthy interpersonal relationships. Topics in the course include personal values, making choices, dating and sexual relationships. (Apportionment)

DSPS 524 36 Hours Personal Development and Safety In Relationships for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide students with developmental disabilities with the knowledge and skills they need to have safe and healthy interpersonal relationships. Topics covered include human development, sexual activity, birth control, and pregnancy. (Apportionment)

DSPS 530 36 Hours College to Career Open Lab for Adults with Disabilities

This course is designed to provide students who have developmental or learning disabilities with the knowledge to develop vocational and educational skills. (Grant-Funded)

DSPS 531 30-150 Hours Educational Support and Employment Prep Lab

This course is designed to provide students who have disabilities with the knowledge to develop vocational and educational skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 535 36 Hours Photoshop: Digital Camera Operation for Students with Disabilities

Designed for individuals with developmental or learning disabilities wanting to increase their basic knowledge of operating a digital camera. (Apportionment)

DSPS 537 36 Hours Photoshop Elements: Introduction for Students with Disabilities

Designed for individuals with developmental or learning disabilities wanting to increase their basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements. (Apportionment)

DSPS 539 36 Hours Photoshop Elements: Layering and Special Effects

Designed for individuals with developmental or learning disabilities wanting to increase their basic knowledge of Photoshop Elements. (Apportionment)

DSPS 540 60 Hours Exploring Career Options for Students with Disabilities

This course is intended to assist adults with disabilities in establishing a clear and realistic occupational goal. Students will assess their interests and abilities in order to establish attainable objectives to achieve their goal. Students will also explore resources for seeking employment in their chosen occupational field. (Apportionment)

DSPS 542 60 Hours Workplace Attitudes and Standards for Students with Disabilities

This course is intended to prepare students with disabilities for successful employment by introducing them to appropriate on-the-job behavior, communication, attitude and work ethics. Students will also be introduced to the importance of workplace safety and customer service. (Apportionment)

DSPS 544 60 Hours Getting a Job for Students with Disabilities

This course is designed to introduce students with disabilities to filling out and submitting both written and online job applications. This course will also introduce students to effective job interview preparation, technique and attire. (Apportionment)

DSPS 550 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Exploring Employment

This is the first of three sequential courses designed for adults with disabilities to succeed at a workplace. This course covers job-seeking skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 552 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Pre-Vocational Skills Practice

This course is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities who want to learn basic vocational skills. Students will practice different vocational work skills in various settings. (Apportionment)

DSPS 554 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Social Skills on the Job

This course is designed for students with developmental disabilities and intellectually disabilities who want to learn how to be a good employee. Students will learn about traits that employees need to succeed in a job. (Apportionment)

DSPS 560 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Budgeting Skills

This class is designed to teach students with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to budget and save their money. (Apportionment)

DSPS 562 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Money Skills

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to count money and pay bills safely and correctly. (Apportionment)

DSPS 564 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Consumer Skills

The class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to increase their skills and knowledge to be better consumers. (Apportionment)

DSPS 570 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Health Skills

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to improve their health and physical well-being. (Apportionment)

DSPS 572 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Safety Skills

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to improve their personal safety at home. (Apportionment)

DSPS 574 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Nutrition

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities the benefits of achieving good health through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices. (Apportionment)

DSPS 580 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Practical Living Skills

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to apply practical living skills in order to live more independently in the community. (Apportionment)

DSPS 582 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Accessing Community Resources

This course is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to access public transportation and integrate into their community more independently. (Apportionment)

DSPS 584 300 Hours Independent Living Skills: Kitchen Skills

This course is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to plan and safely cook a simple meal. (Apportionment)

DSPS 600 36 Hours Community Inclusion and Transition Resources

Students with disabilities participate in weekly field trips. Trips include resources in the community that can provide opportunities for community inclusion and organizations that provide community transition assistance. Curriculum includes instruction for use of public transportation to get to and return from field trip destinations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 605 30 Hours Social Media and Online Safety

This course is designed to equip students with disabilities with the knowledge to increase personal online safety while creating and maintaining social media accounts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 610 30 Hours Public Speaking

This course is designed to provide students with disabilities the knowledge and skills to create and deliver presentations in the classroom. Students will learn how to reduce anxiety and deliver presentations to their classmates through public speaking activities and speeches. (Apportionment)

DSPS 622 60 Hours Healthy Living

This course is designed for adults with disabilities to learn the importance of assuming responsibility and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Students will focus on lifestyle management, activities, behaviors, and attitudes which improve the quality of life and contribute to longevity and optimum independence. (Apportionment)

DSPS 624 60 Hours Caring for Your Health

This course is designed to equip adults with disabilities with the knowledge and benefits of caring for one's health and the importance of developing strategies to improve wellbeing. Emphasizes the significance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to health and wellness. Cultivate personal wellness strategies to enhance independence and overall health. (Apportionment)