Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)



20 Introduction to Accessible Computers - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass Only)

This course introduces students with disabilities to accessible computer programs and equipment. The course provides an overview of software and hardware resources that allow disabled students to compete in educational and business settings. Not Applicable to Associate Degree, Occupational/ Vocational basic skills.

21 Accessible Computing Lab - 1.5 - 6 hours lab, .5-2 units (Pass/No Pass)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Disability Support Programs and Services 76.
This course is for students who benefit from adaptive computer access. The course modules teach students how to use the necessary adaptive hardware or software needed to access the computer. Training in all modules is individualized. This course may be repeated three times with new hardware or software. (FT) Not applicable to the Associate Degree.

27 Career Planning for Students with Disabilities - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

This course is designed to assist students with disabilities in acquiring an understanding of the world of work. Emphasis is placed on developing and pursuing goals for employment and on identifying community, state, and national assistance resources. Throughout the course, students evaluate their individual career goals, analyze their job skills, research the job market and construct an effective resume and cover letter for prospective employers. Course material also emphasizes preparing students to meet the psychological, social and cognitive demands of employment. (FT) Credit for this course does not apply to the associate degree.

34 College Success Skills - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) 29.
This course is designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve their educational goals by providing them with an orientation to the college campus, policies, procedures and support services such as financial aid, tutoring, counseling, computer labs, and career and transfer information. Emphasis is placed on time management, mental and physical health, study skills, self-advocacy, accommodations, and interpersonal relationships as they relate to individual disabilities and college success. Throughout the course, students clarify goals, develop an education plan and identify the courses, services and programs that will lead to their success. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate degree.

38 Math Strategies for the Learning Disabled - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Pass/No Pass)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from the instructor for enrollment. Disability Support Programs and Services 38 and 73 may be repeated three times for combined maximum credit.
This course is designed for students with verified disabilities related to math. It is taught as a lecture class that can be taken independently or in conjunction with Basic Math or Pre-Algebra. This class utilizes a strategies oriented approach for developing competency with fundamental mathematical operations and pre-algebra concepts. This course may be taken four times with different content for credit. (FT) Not applicable to the Associate Degree.

40 Individual Assessment and Educational Planning - .5 hours lecture, .5 unit (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Disabled Students Programs and Services 50.
This course teaches students about their individual learning aptitude as compared to measured academic achievement. Students use standardized achievement and aptitude assessment instruments in accordance with the California Community College Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model to create a learning profile related to community college academic demands. Other topics include individual cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses, compensatory learning strategies, study skills, and disability management. This course is intended for students who believe they may have a learning disability or those interested in exploring issues related to learning aptitudes. (FT) Not applicable to the Associate Degree.

43 Advanced Applied Study Strategies - 1.5 - 3 hours lab,.5-1 unit (Pass/No Pass)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from the instructor for enrollment. Disability Support Programs and Services 43 and 83 may be repeated three times for combined maximum credit.
This course is intended primarily for students needing advanced academic disability related support in addition to the campus wide academic support services currently available. The focus of this class is to provide individualized study assistance for students in mainstream degree applicable college classes. Emphasis is placed on the application of study strategies to a specific course. Both study strategies and assistive technology are utilized to meet the demands of a mainstream course content. Computer assisted instruction is used to review related basic skills instruction and to support research skill development. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of four units. Not applicable to the Associate Degree.

49 Writing Structured Paragraphs - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

This course is designed for students who demonstrate difficulty with written language. It is intended to prepare students who have a writing related disability to more successfully meet the minimum college requirements for multi-paragraph essay writing. This course is unique for the highly structured and sequential strategies applied to essay writing. Additionally, the course emphasizes the application of assistive computer technology for facilitating organizational pre-writing strategies, document checking, and written language fluency. Credit for the course does not apply to the associate degree.