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DSP&S Course Descriptions

2010-2012 Catalog

Developmental Services

DEVSER 250 Workability Assessment and Career Awareness

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Designed for students with severe disabilities and/or learning disabilities. Emphasizes developing skills in the areas of career assessment, career awareness, career exploration and career development. Designed to prepare students for employment opportunities.

DEVSER 251 Workability Preparation and Job Placement

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass),(Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Designed for students with severe disabilities and/or learning disabilities. The course will emphasize work preparation, job development, and compensatory skills in preparation for work. Disability issues related to employment will be covered. Students will complete an employment portfolio, gain interviewing skills, and become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability related issues in the hiring process.

DEVSER 252 Workability Strategies and Job Maintenance

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Designed for students with severe disabilities and/or learning disabilities. The course will give students compensatory skills in strategies in the workplace related to personal disability, work ethics, and socialization. Disability issues related to accommodations on the job will be addressed. The course will assist students with strategies and techniques to obtain and keep employment opportunities.

DEVSER 255 Workability Experience

1-4 units, 60-240 hours volunteer or 75-300 paid employment lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must have a diagnosed disability

Specifically designed for students with severe disabilities and/or learning disabilities. The course emphasizes developing skills through work experience in the areas of time management, following directions and instructions, appropriate work behaviors, selecting and planning vocational choices.

DEVSER 260 Workability

3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats =3), (Formerly Developmental Services 60)

PREREQUISITE: Students must have a diagnosed disability.

Designed to allow students with disabilities to make successful occupational choices through career exploration, decision-making, and work experience/employment. Designed for students with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 262 Group Interaction for Students with Disabilities

2 units, 2 lecture hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 1), (Formerly Developmental Services 62)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Development of self-understanding through group interactions. Designed for students with physical, communicative, developmental, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 264 Transition to College for Students with Disabilities

1 unit, 1 lecture hour, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Assist students with disabilities in preparing for initial semester in a community college. Navigation of State Center Community College District campuses, resources, academic policies, procedures and services. Course content will cover issues related to accommodations and resources available to students with disabilities to enable them to be successful in a college setting, including disability evaluation and assessment, alternative media, course selection, and scheduling.

DEVSER 272 Consumer Skills

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 72)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Emphasis on home and money management, health, hygiene and safety, and food and nutrition. Designed for the severely disabled and/or developmentally delayed learner.

DEVSER 273 Independent Living Skills for DSP&S Students

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 73)

PREREQUISITE: None

Basic independent living skills. Including appropriate social interaction, self-advocacy, self-care, community involvement, personal choice and managing life events. Designed for students with severe disabilities and/or the developmentally delayed learner.

DEVSER 275 Horticulture Skills I

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 75)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Basic technique of foliage plant care and growing vegetables and ornamentals, with emphasis on transferable employment skills. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

DEVSER 276 Horticulture Skills II

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass0, (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 76)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Intermediate techniques of foliage plant care and growing vegetables and ornamentals, with emphasis on transferable employment skills. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

DEVSER 277 Adapted Computer Literacy

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 77)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Introduction to computers and commonly used microcomputer applications. Emphasis on computer use and adaptation. In depth coverage if computers and their impact on society. Designed for students with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 278 Modified Word Processing

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 78)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Basic word processing terminology and understanding of Microsoft Word. Designed for the student with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 279 Modified Computer Applications

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 79)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Expansion and enhancement of word processing, data management, spreadsheet, and other highly marketable microcomputer applications. Designed for students with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 281 Professional Preparation For Students With Disabilities

1 unit, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 81)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Specifically designed for students with disabilities to job shadow with various community agencies. Emphasis on developing skills in the areas of time management, following directions and instructions, and demonstrating appropriate behaviors in professional social settings.

DEVSER 282 Greenhouse Workforce Prep

3 units, 9 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 82)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Introduction to vocational training in an actual working greenhouse. Assists students in preparing for success in future employment. Topics include ornamental and vegetable plant growing and care, occupational behavior and interpersonal skill development. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

DEVSER 291 Strategies for Academic Success

2 units, 2 lecture hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Identification of learning strengths and weaknesses, educational, personal, career goals, study principles, methods and strategies to achieve them. Designed for students with communicative, and/or learning disabilities.

DEVSER 292 College Awareness Survival Skills

2 Unit, 2 lecture hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Development of college survival skills. Emphasis on time management, note-taking, test taking, library skills, improvement of communication skills, and career exploration. Designed for students with communicative, and/or learning disability.

DEVSER 359 Differential Learning Diagnoses

0 unit, 8 lab hours, (Pass/No pass), (Repeat = 3), (Open Entry/Open Exit), (Formerly Developmental Services 59)

PREREQUISITE: None

Learning skill assessment to identify learning strengths and deficits; provides information to the

DSP&S in the validation and verification of a disability and accommodations needed. Learning disability assessment to determine eligibility for services in California Community Colleges. Designed for the student with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 377 Transition to Independent Living and Education

30 lab hours, (48 weeks), (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: Student must be a client of Central Valley Regional Center. Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Learning Assessment to identify learning strengths and deficits to provide information to the DSP&S for validation and verification of a disability and accommodations needed. Learning disability assessment to determine eligibility for services in California Community Colleges. Designed for the student with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

English

 

 

Engl 277 Reading Skills

3 units, 2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats =3), (Formerly English 77)

PREREQUISITE: Designated score on English placement test with other relevant criteria. Not recommended for students learning English as a second language. Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Development of basic reading readiness skills through learning main ideas and important details. Prepares students for English 262 and 278.

Engl 278 Reading Comprehension

3 units, 2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly English 78)

PREREQUISITE: Designated score on English placement test with other relevant criteria or satisfactory completion of English 277. Not recommended for students learning English as a second language. Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Development of reading skills through vocabulary usage, liteal comprehension, and critical comprehension. Development of various strategies for comprehending different types of written materials. Prepares student for English 126.

Engl 279 Beginning Spelling, Vocabulary, Penmanship

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly English 70)

PREREUISITE: Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Spelling, vocabulary building, and penmanship at the 3rd to 6th grade level.

Engl 280 Advanced Spelling and Vocabulary

2 unit, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly English 80)

PREREQUISITE: Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

An emphasis on spelling and vocabulary building at 6th to 9th grade level.

Engl 281 Sentence and Grammar Writing

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly English 81)

PREREQUISITE: Designated score on English placement test with other relevant criteria. Not recommended for students learning English as a second language. Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Development of a basic understanding of paragraph and essay structures and an understanding that writing is for communication. Identification of possible essay topics and develop an ability to find and correct grammatical errors. Prepares student for English 252 or 282.

Engl 282 Paragraph Writing

3 units, 2 lecture hour, 2 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly English 82)

PREREQUISITE: Designated score on English placement test with other relevant criteria or satisfactory completion of English 250 or 281. Not primarily recommended for students learning English as a second language. Student must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Development of writing skills through understanding, finding and correcting grammatical errors. Prepares students for English 125.

High Tech

 

 

DEVSER 277 Adapted Computer Literacy

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 77)

PREREQUISITE: None

Introduction to computers and commonly used microcomputer applications. Emphasis on computer use and adaptation. In depth coverage of computers and their impact in society. Designed for students with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 278 Modified Word Processing

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 78)

PREREQUISITE: None

Basic word processing terminology and understanding of Microsoft Word. Designed for the student with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 279 Modified Computer Applications

2 units, 1 lecture hour, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 79)

PREREQUISITE: None

Expansion and enhancement of word processing, data management, spreadsheet, and other highly marketable microcomputer applications. Designed for students with physical, communicative, and/or learning limitations.

DEVSER 281 Professional Preparation For Student With Disabilities

1 unit, 3 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 81)

PREREQUISITE: None.

Specifically designed for students with disabilities to job shadow with various community agencies. Emphasis on developing skills in the areas of time management, following directions and instructions, and demonstrating appropriate behaviors in professional social settings.

Math

Math 277 Arithmetic for the Learning Disabled

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3, (Formerly Mathematics 77)

PREREQUISITE: Students must have a diagnosed verifiable disability.

Review of the mechanics of arithmetic involving computing with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Include word problems and applications of arithmetic. Designed for students with severe disabilities and/or learning disabilities.

Ornamental Horticulture

DEVSER 275 Horticulture Skills I

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 75)

PREREQUISITE: None

Basic techniques of foliage plant care and growing vegetables and ornamentals, with emphasis on transferable employment skills. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

DEVSER 276 Horticulture Skills II

2 units, 6 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 76)

PREREQUISITE: None

Intermediate techniques of foliage plant care and growing vegetables and ornamentals, with an emphasis on transferable employment skills. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

DEVSER 282 Greenhouse Workforce Prep.

3 units, 9 lab hours, (Pass/No Pass), (Repeats = 3), (Formerly Developmental Services 82)

PREREQUISITE: None

Introduction to vocational training in an actual working greenhouse. Assists students in preparing for success in future employment. Topics include ornamental and vegetable plant growing and care, occupational behavior and interpersonal skill development. Designed for students with mental health, physical, learning and/or developmental disabilities.

Adaptive Physical Education

 

 

PE 50 Adapted Fitness and Flexibility

1 unit, 1 lecture hour 1 lab hour, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Development and/or maintenance of basic physical/mental skills with an introduction to basic nutrition, disability and pharmaceutical issues. Measured cardiovascular fitness, stretching, nutritional evaluation and current disability/pharmaceutical topics. (A, CSU, UC)

PE 51 Adapted Aquatics

1 unit, 2 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Development and/or maintenance of basic physical skills, knowledge, and attitude for successful participation in aquatics. Measured skill performance and cardiovascular fitness (A, CSU, UC)

PE 52 Adapted Recreational Sports

1 unit, 2 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Recreational skills of Frisbee and softball. (A CSU, UC)

PE 53 Adapted Strength Training

1 unit, 2 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Development and or maintenance of strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. (A, CSU, UC)

PE 54 Adapted Walking and Basic Conditioning

1 unit, 1 lecture hour, 1 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Development and/or maintenance of basic physical/ mental conditioning skills with an introduction to basic nutrition, disability and pharmaceutical issues. Measured cardiovascular fitness, stretching, nutritional evaluation and current disability/pharmaceutical topics. (A, CSU, UC)

PE 55 Adapted Flexibility and Strength

1 unit, 2 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)

PREREQUISITE: None

Designed for students with disabling conditions. Development and/or maintenance of flexibility, strength, and fitness using progressive resistance, stretching, and cardiovascular fitness activities. A very basic introduction to nutrition and current disability/pharmaceutical issues. (A, CSU, UC)

 

 

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