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WORKFORCE PREPARATION (WKPR) CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

Basic Employment Skills (36370)
The Certificate of Completion in Basic Employment Skills is designed for students with disabilities to provide strategies to reinforce and maintain money handling, reading, and writing skills necessary for entry-level employment.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to Demonstrate proficient money handling, reading, and writing skills that are used in the workplace.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 011, Introduction to Handling Money           60
Workforce Preparation 012, Applying Reading Skills on the Job      60
Workforce Preparation 013, Applying Writing Skills on the Job        60

                                         TOTAL 180

Effective Communication Skills (36214)
The Certificate of Completion in Communication Skills for Adults is designed to develop the foundational communication skills necessary for successful employment and continuing education.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate foundational communication skills to interact effectively with other people.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 006, Communication Skills for Successful Employment     60
Workforce Preparation 007, Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette                         60

                                                                                            TAL 120

Employment Readiness (36215)
Provides courses designed to meet specific needs of students with intellectual and learning disabilities focusing on basic education and job skills. Provides certificate programs in educational and employment areas with opportunities to transfer to content courses or directly into the workforce.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to  demonstrate foundational knowledge and comprehension of basic employment skills.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 003, Getting Around Town                                60
Workforce Preparation 004, Choosing the Right Employment Path      60
Workforce Preparation 005, Safety on the Job                                      60

                                                                                                TOTAL 180

General Medical Office Clerk (36208)
The Certificate of Completion in General Medical Office Clerk is designed to prepare students in acquiring or improving critical thinking, communications skills, and basic clerical skills necessary to work in a variety of hospital departments.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to be Medical office clerk, healthcare, registration clerk, medical record clerk, file clerk, center service technician.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 007, Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette                 60
Workforce Preparation 010, Customer Service for the Medical Field               60
Workforce Preparation 016, Long Term competitive Employment Training    180

                                                                                                            TOTAL 300

Technical Skills for Higher Learning (36216)
The Certificate of Completion in Technical Skills for Higher Learning is designed to provide students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities the necessary knowledge and technical skills for entry-level support employment and continuing education.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to
• Demonstrate appropriate decision-making skills on-the-job.
• Demonstrate basic touch-typing proficiency.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 008, Building Critical Thinking Skills    60
Workforce Preparation 009, Beginning Computers                   60

                                                                                    TOTAL 120

Transition to Higher Learning (36217)
The Certificate of Completion in Transition to Higher Learning is designed to give students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in their college career and future employment. Students will become familiar with college rules and guidelines as well as demonstrate an ability to address and meet their needs.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to
demonstrate how to appropriately ask for accommodations needed in the classroom.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 001, Transition to Higher Learning    60
Workforce Preparation 002, Self-Advocacy                            60

                         TAL 120

Understanding and Supporting Employees with Disabilities (36369)
Designed for employers, the Certificate of Completion in Understanding and Supporting Employees with Disabilities provides strategies to create and maintain an inclusive, equitable, and compliant workplace successfully integrating employees with disabilities.

Learning Outcome(s)
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this certificate, students will be able to demonstrate proactive strategies to increase disability awareness and success for all employees in the workplace.

Certificate requirements Hours
Workforce Preparation 100, Understanding Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace   40 Workforce Preparation 101, Strategies for Working with Employees with Disabilities            40

                                                                                                                       TOTAL 80

WORKFORCE PREPARATION (WKPR) COURSES

Workforce Preparation 001
Transition to Higher Learning
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed to prepare students who have intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities for the college experience by equipping them with problem solving, communication and goal setting skills. The students will also be exposed to the expectations of non-credit classes, certification options and campus resources.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

Workforce Preparation 002
Self-Advocacy
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities will identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students will define realistic goals, objectives and the skills needed to reach goals. Student will learn how to communicate in a respectful and responsible way, learn rights and laws that pertain to people with disabilities and identify advocacy groups.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 003
Getting Around Town 
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
A class designed for students with intellectual, development, or learning disabilities to enhance independence by introduction to safe practices and knowledge about using public transportation. Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 004
Choosing the Right Employment Path

Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is intended to assist adults with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities in establishing clear and realistic occupational goals. Students will assess their interests and abilities in order to establish attainable objectives to achieve their goal. Student will explore resources for employment in their chose occupational field.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 005
Safety on the Job
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed to introduce students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities to personal safety awareness. Student will be presented with proactive steps to take to avoid dangerous situations in the community, on the job, and at home. Students will be presented with basic techniques for self defense and first aid.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 006
Communication Skills for Successful Employment
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed to help students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities improve communication skills related to employment.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 007
Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed to introduce students with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities an overview of appropriate social skills at school, work, and in the community. Various areas of social skill challenges and coping strategies will be taught and explored through examples in their own lives and through instructional materials.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 008
Building Critical Thinking Skills
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is intended to prepare students with intellectual, developmental, or learning disabilities to develop acquiring or improving critical thinking skills necessary to function independently in a variety of activities, situation, and environments for successful employment. Emphasis on problems solving and decision-making through understanding and evaluation situations, utilizing knowledge of cause and effect relationships, exploring options and planning and implementing strategies.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 009
Beginning Computers
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
Provides students who have intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities with introductory instruction in keyboarding by touch and develop for basic computer applications such as, but

not limited to, Windows, word processing, data entry, PowerPoint, email, and Internet navigation. Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 010
Customer Service for the Medical Field
Credit(s): 0

Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is intended to prepare students with intellectual, developmental, or learning disabilities in acquiring or improving critical thinking, communication skills, and basic clerical skills necessary to work independently in a variety of hospital departments.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 011
Introduction to Handling Money
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to introduce the skills necessary for accurate money exchanges. Students will learn how to count money, give correct amounts of money for purchases, and make change.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 012
Applying Reading Skills on the Job
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to increase students reading comprehension skills necessary for successful employment.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 013
Applying Writing Skills on the Job
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 60 Lecture total.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to assist students with the writing process and includes activities to improve written composition skills.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 099
Attitudes for Success
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 36 Lecture total.
Provides students with classroom discussion and information about discovering/accepting responsibility for attitudes and behaviors (past, present and future), and making choices based on principles that influence success in their personal, educational, and career development. Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.

 

Workforce Preparation 100
Understanding Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 40 Lecture total.
This is the first of two courses designed to assist employers in hiring and retaining employees who have a disability. This course provides an overview of the laws pertaining to disabilities in the workplace and how to distinguish different disabilities.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.


Workforce Preparation 101

Strategies for Working with Employees with Disabilities
Credit(s): 0
Class Hours: 40 Lecture total.
Recommended Preparation: Workforce Preparation 100.
The second of two courses designed to assist employers in hiring and retaining employees who have a disability. This course focuses on supporting employees in communicating and collaborating with their co-workers who have a disability, to sustain an inclusive,

productive, and rewarding work environment.
Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/Open Exit.