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Programs for Adults with Disabilities

In an effort to reduce th​e spread of COVID-19, classes are being conducted via a distance ​​education format until further notice.
En un esfuerzo por reducir la propagación de COVID-19, las clases se llevarán a cabo a través de un formato de educación en línea hasta nuevo aviso.​

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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

Certificates of Completion School Year 2018-2019

In less than a year, you can prepare for successful employment by earning a certificate of completion!
W​orkforce Preparation classes are FREE and offered fall, spring, and summer semesters. Classes are open entry, which means you can start at any time, pending available space. Classes can be taken individually or as part of a certificate sequence.

Programs for Adults with Disabilities Certificates of Completion 

Certificate of Completion in Employment Readiness
  • WKPR-003 Getting Around Town
  • WKPR-004 Choosing the Right Employment Path
  • WKPR-005 Safety on the Job
Certificate of Completion in Basic Employment Skills
  • WKPR-011Introduction to Handlin
  • g Money
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  • WKPR-013 Applying Writing Skills on the Job

Certificate of Completion in Effective Communication Skills

  • WKPR-007 Social Skills and Necessary Etiquette
  • WKPR-006 Communication Skills for Successful Employment

Certificate of Completion in Transition to Higher Learning

  • WKPR-001 Transition to Higher Learning
  • WKPR-002 Self-Advocacy

Certificate of Completion in Office Leadership Skills

  • WKPR-014 Basic Finances in the Workplace
  • WKPR-015 Public Communication

Certificate of Completion in Technical Skills for Higher Learning

  • WKPR-009 Beginning Computers
  • WKPR-008 Building Critical Thinking Skills


Adults with Disabilities Workforce Preparation Course Descriptions

WKPR- 001Transition to Higher LearningThis 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.
WKPR- 002Self-AdvocacyStudents 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.
WKPR- 006Communication Skills for Successful EmploymentThis course is designed to help students improve communication skills related to employment.
WKPR- 008Building Critical Thinking SkillsThis 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.
WKPR- 003Getting Around TownA class designed for students to enhance independence by introduction to safe practices and knowledge about using public transportation.
WKPR- 004Choosing the Right Employment PathThis 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.
WKPR- 005Safety on the JobThis 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.
WKPR- 007Social Skills and Necessary EtiquetteThis 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.
WKPR- 009Beginning Computers

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.

WKPR- 011Introduction to Handling MoneyThis 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.
WKPR- 012Applying Reading Skills on the JobThis course is designed to increase students reading comprehension skills necessary for successful employment.

Contact Information:

--College and Workforce Preparation Center (CWPC)
   1572 N. Main Street
   Orange, CA 92867
   (714) 628-5999

--OEC Provisional Education Facility (CHAP) 
   1937 W. Chapman Avenue, Suite 200
   Orange, CA 92868
   (714) 628-5900

Angela Guevara 
  Asst. Professor/Coordinator of Adults with Disabilities
  Phone: 714-628-5987
  Contact by email