Disabled Student Services (DSSS)

DSSS 110 90 Hours Community Resources

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to access resources in the community that may provide opportunities for employment, personal wellness, and organizations that provide community transition assistance. Topics include instructions for use of public transportation to get to and return from community destinations (Apportionment)

DSSS 111 90 Hours Community Resources, Advanced

This course is designed for students to utilize public transportation to access community agencies and resources. Topics include occupational resources in the community and more advanced public transportation skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 116 90 Hours Reading: Survival Vocabulary & Basic Reading and Writing

This course is designed for students interested in improving their basic reading and writing skills, as well as increasing reading comprehension abilities. Topics include survival vocabulary, introduction to use of reference tools and time management. (Apportionment)

DSSS 117 90 Hours Reading: Use in Real Life Situations

This course is designed to assist students in increasing their functional reading comprehension and writing skills found in real life and vocational situations. (Apportionment)

DSSS 118 36 Hours Developing Skills for College Success

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful students and increase independence. (Apportionment)

DSSS 120 90 Hours Computer Fundamentals: Beginning Skills

This course is designed for students interested in an introduction to basic computer and word processing skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 121 90 Hours Computer Fundamentals: Basic Word Processing Editing

This course is designed for students interested in learning basic word processing editing and problem solving skills using technology. Topics include keyboarding, editing, and exploration of basics in word processing software. (Apportionment)

DSSS 122 90 Hours Computers: Presentation Software & Basic Formatting

Designed for students interested in developing introductory skills on the use of presentation software and entry level data entry. Topics include training on the use of PowerPoint slide presentation software and basic spreadsheet software for data entry skill development. (Apportionment)

DSSS 123 90 Hours Computers: Word Processing and Electronic Mail

Designed for students interested in increasing their basic knowledge of word processing and training in the use of the Internet and operation of e-mail accounts. (Apportionment)

DSSS 124 90 Hours Photoshop Elements: Digital Camera Operation & Editing Fundamentals

This course is designed for individuals wanting to increase their basic knowledge of taking a digital photo and introduce photo editing software basics. Topics will include operating a camera or related device, the parts of a camera, photo editing software options and basic skills in editing to print. (Apportionment)

DSSS 125 90 Hours Photoshop Elements: Layering and Special Effects

Designed for individuals interested in increasing their basic knowledge of photo editing software. Topics include introduction to layering special effects and adding text. (Apportionment)

DSSS 130 90 Hours Banking & Bill Paying: Beginning Skills

A quick-paced course designed to provide students with foundational banking and money management skills. Topics include basic banking terminology, budgeting and computing purchases. (Apportionment)

DSSS 131 90 Hours Banking & Bill Paying: Budgeting

A quick-paced course designed to provide money-management skills for students interested in living in their own apartment and managing finances. (Apportionment)

DSSS 132 90 Hours Money Skills: Safe Shopping and Money Management

A course designed for students wanting to gain fundamental skills of safe shopping and money management basics. Students will learn to identify and avoid scams online and in the community. (Apportionment)

DSSS 133 90 Hours Money Skills: Smart Shopping & Completing Transaction

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for accurately making money exchanges, as well as saving and shopping smartly. Course topics will include counting the appropriate amounts of money for purchases, making change, tip calculations and tools, comparison shopping techniques and online deals to find the best bargain. (Apportionment)

DSSS 134 90 Hours Basic Cooking: Beginning Skills

This course is designed to give students 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)

DSSS 135 90 Hours Basic Cooking: Advanced Skills

This course is designed for students interested in learning more advanced skills of cooking and food preparation concepts and activities. Topics include kitchen cleanliness and safety, nutrition, and grocery shopping skills, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 137 90 Hours Independent Living: Options & Resources

This course is an overview of living options for those considering living independent of their family homes. Topics will include the advantages and disadvantages of various living options as well as exploring the process of choosing and renting an apartment. (Apportionment)

DSSS 138 90 Hours Independent Living: Health, Safety & Living with Roommates

This course is designed to help students to learn about the responsibilities of maintaining a home. Students will be presented with strategies for cooperative living and problem solving, identifying needs and safety. (Apportionment)

DSSS 140 90 Hours Job Skills: Exploring Occupational Paths

This course is intended to assist students in establishing a realistic occupational goal and explore resources for seeking employment in a chosen occupational. This course will also introduce students to effective job interview preparation, technique and attire (Apportionment)

DSSS 141 90 Hours Job Skills: Work Attitude & 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 ethics. Students will also be introduced to the importance of workplace safety and customer service. (Apportionment)

DSSS 142 90 Hours Communication on the Job: Foundational Skills

A class designed for students interested in learning how to expand their communication skills in relation to employment. Course will focus on professional communication while seeking employment as well as once employment is obtained; and will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 143 90 Hours Communication on the Job: Effectively Dealing with Work Related Problems

A class designed for students interested in enhancing their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course topics will include communication styles, making good first impressions, workplace bullying, Title IX, basics in professional verbal and written communication (Apportionment)

DSSS 144 90 Hours Community Volunteering for Vocational Skills Enhancement

This course is for a student interested in enhancing employability through exploring different job sites on 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)

DSSS 146 90 Hours Workplace Skills Training: Exceptional Employee

This is a lecture and lab course designed to provide students with hands-on training in basic vocational tasks that may be expected of them in entry-level employment. Topics include effective on-the-job/workplace behavior, attitude, appropriate dress, hygiene and basic work safety. (Apportionment)

DSSS 147 90 Hours Workplace Skills Training: Workplace Safety

This is a lecture and lab course designed to provide students with hands-on training in tasks that may be expected of them in entry-level employment. Topics include workplace safety, injury prevention, and exploration of environmental demands on the job. (Apportionment)

DSSS 150 90 Hours Self Advocacy: Making a Plan

This course provides students with the knowledge and resources to make decisions and communicate needs for determining life and vocational paths. Students will examine personal strengths and skills to successfully advocate for life or vocational goals, in addition exploration into areas of disability and adaptive skills to mitigate personal challenges. (Apportionment)

DSSS 151 90 Hours Self Advocacy: Communication with Authority & Emergency Personnel

This course prepares students with the skills necessary 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. (Apportionment)

DSSS 152 90 Hours Social Skills: Foundational Interpersonal Basics

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

DSSS 153 90 Hours Social Skills: Conflict Management and Resolution Basics

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

DSSS 160 90 Hours Relationships: Foundational Basics in Building Healthy Relationships

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

DSSS 161 90 Hours Relationships: Values, Intimacy & Sexuality Concepts

This course is designed to give students a more in depth understanding of the aspects of building and growing general relationships, intimate relationships and boundaries. Topics include relationship types, setting boundaries as well as an overview of sexuality concepts, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 162 90 Hours Boundaries & Relationships: Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide students 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)

DSSS 163 90 Hours Boundaries & Relationships: Personal Development and Safety

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

DSSS 164 90 Hours Human Sexuality: Human Development and Conception

This course is designed to give students an overview of basic human sexuality concepts of boundaries, human development and puberty as well as reproduction. Topics will include sexual health in order to build safe, healthy sexual expression and attitudes, consistent with personal values, using a variety of basic skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 165 90 Hours Human Sexuality: Human Development & Healthy Relationships

This course is designed to provide students an overview of the basic human sexuality concepts. Topics include having children, healthy relationships, healthy sexual behaviors, expression and attitudes, consistent with personal values. (Apportionment)

DSSS 300 450 Hours WISE: Budgeting Skills

This class is designed to teach students with developmental and intellectual disabilities how to budget, pay bills safely and correctly as well as save their money. (Apportionment)

DSSS 301 450 Hours WISE -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)

DSSS 302 450 Hours WISE - Health and 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)

DSSS 303 450 Hours WISE - Safety Skills

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to improve their personal awareness and safety in the workplace, community and at home (Apportionment)

DSSS 304 450 Hours WISE - Securing a Job

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities the skills needed to seek and secure a job. (Apportionment)

DSSS 305 450 Hours WISE - Retaining a Job

This class is designed to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities basic occupational skills and give them the opportunity to practice different occupational skills in various settings. Students will also learn the traits needed to be a good employee. (Apportionment)

DSSS 306 450 Hours WISE - Independent 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. (Apportionment)

DSSS 307 450 Hours WISE - Independent Living Skills in the Community

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)

DSSS 308 450 Hours WISE - US Civics

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

DSSS 309 450 Hours WISE - 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)

DSSS 310 75-90 Hours WISE - Daily Living Skills

This course is designed for students interested in enhancing their skills related to daily living in personal care, safety, meal planning and preparation. (Apportionment)

DSSS 350 36 Hours Have Internet; Will Travel

This course is designed to provide students skills to make travel plans utilizing the Internet. Students will use resources covered in class to plan the 3 trips: a day trip, a weekend get-away, and a week vacation. (Apportionment)

DSSS 352 36 Hours Open Computer Lab, Beginning

This course is designed to provide students 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)

DSSS 353 36 Hours Social Media and Online Safety

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

DSSS 360 36 Hours Critical Thinking

Designed to assist students in acquiring or improving critical thinking skills necessary to support independence 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)

DSSS 362 1-99 Hours Mobility Skills

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

DSSS 363 36 Hours Money Skills

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for performing accurate and safe money exchanges. Students will gain awareness of budget basics, and solve real life shopping problems using money. (Apportionment)

DSSS 364 36 Hours Rules of the Road

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of personal safety and awareness out in the community. This course will enhance students' awareness as a pedestrian/bicyclist or future licensed driver about the (Apportionment)

DSSS 370 1-99 Hours Educational Support and Employment Prep Lab

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge to develop educational and vocational skills. Students will increase awareness of campus and community supports, build self-advocacy skills, as well as exercise communication and mobility skills. (Apportionment)

DSSS 375 36 Hours Personal Safety

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

DSSS 376 36 Hours Public Speaking

This course is designed to provide students with 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)

DSSS 377 36 Hours Social Opportunities

This course is intended to equip students with the tools needed to develop a healthy social life. Course content will include, meeting people and making friends, identifying low-cost activities, learning age-appropriate games to play with guests, practicing social manners, and planning a social event and carrying it out. (Apportionment)

DSSS 380 36 Hours Summer Cooking

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to cook simple, nutritious meals. The course will cover meal planning, grocery shopping basics, food preparation, and clean up. (Apportionment)

DSSS 381 36 Hours Actor's Workshop

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

DSSS 777 1-150 Hours DSS Workshop

Workshop providing direct instruction for a specific concept including, but not limited to lecture, discussion, demonstration, hand-on activities, small and large group activities.