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Programs for Adults with Disabilities



The Adults with Disabilities Program at Santiago Canyon College Continuing Education helps students with disabilities reach academic, professional and personal goals.

For more information about this program, contact program coordinator Angela Guevara at 714-628-6987 or email her at

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Employment Readiness Certificate
  • WKPR-003 Getting Around Town
  • WKPR-004 Choosing the Right Employment Path
  • WKPR-005 Safety on the Job
Basic Employment Skills Certificate
  • WKPR-011Introduction to Handling Money
  • WKPR-013 Applying Writing Skills on the Job
Effective Communication Skills Certificate
  • WKPR-007 Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette
  • WKPR-006 Communication Skills for Successful Employment
Transition to Higher Learning Certificate
  • WKPR-001 Transition to Higher Learning
  • WKPR-002 Self-Advocacy​​
Leadership Skills Certificate
  • WKPR-014 Basic Finances in the Workplace
  • WKPR-015 Public Communication
Technical Skills for Higher Learning
  • WKPR-009 Beginning Computers
  • WKPR-008 Building Critical Thinking Skills


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Course Descriptions

Transition to Higher Learning​ - WKPR - 001

This course is designed to prepare students for the college experience by equipping them with problem solving, communication, and goal setting skills. The students will be exposed to the expectations of non-credit classes, certification options, and campus resources.
​Self-Advocacy WKPR- 002

Students will identify their strengths and weaknesses. Student will define realistic goals, objectives, and the skills needed to reach objectives. Students 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.​
Communication Skills for Successful Employment - WKPR- 006

This course is designed to help students improve communication skills related to employment.
Building Critical Thinking Skills - WKPR- 008

This course is intended to prepare students to develop, acquire, or improve, critical thinking skills necessary to function independently in a variety of activities, situation, and environments for successful employment. Emphasis on problem solving and decision-making through understanding and evaluating situations, utilizing knowledge of cause and effect relationships, exploring options, planning and implementing strategies.​
​Getting Around Town - WKPR- 003

A class designed for students to enhance independence by introduction to safe practices and knowledge about using public transportation.
Choosing the Right Employment Path - WKPR- 004

This course is intended to assist students in establishing clear and realistic occupational goals. Students will assess their interests and abilities in order to establish attainable objectives to achieve their goal. Students will explore resources for employment in their chosen occupational field.
Safety on the Job​ - WKPR- 005

This course is designed to introduce students to personal safety awareness. Students 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 very basic techniques for self-defense and first aid.
Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette - WKPR- 007

This course is designed to introduce students to an overview of appropriate social skills at school, work, and in the community. Various areas of social skills challenges and coping strategies will be taught and explored through examples in their own lives and through instructional materials.
​Beginning Computers - WKPR- 009

Provides students 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.

​Introduction to Handling Money - WKPR- 011

This course is designed to introduce skills necessary for accurate money exchanges. Students will learn how to count money, giver correct amounts of money for purchases, and make change.
Applying Reading Skills on the Job - ​WKPR- 012

This course is designed to increase students reading comprehension skills necessary for successful employment.

​​Criteria​​ for Student Success

  • Satisfactory attention span to benefit from 50 minutes of continuous instruction in a setting with distractions
  • Sufficient language comprehension skills to benefit from the class
  • Capability of participating in meaningful classroom activities
  • Using receptive and/or expressive language
  • Appropriate behavioral and emotional responses

  • Want to learn more? 

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    or call Gloria Guevara at 714-628-6987.​​