Career and Community Studies-College Preparation (Non-Degree)
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Career and Community Studies-College Preparation is a college-based, transition, non-degree program to prepare students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and autism (ages 18 and older) for adult life through academic pursuits, peer socialization, and career discovery and preparation. The program integrates inclusive classes, a typical college experience, and a transition curriculum to prepare students who have the goal to enter a degree major but who benefit from a supportive intermediate program to best prepare for academic success.
The first year of the program is designed as a foundation with courses covering disability issues, personal development, health and wellness, and inclusive KSU courses. Year two allows students to extend their knowledge and skills by participating in supported college-level courses and other campus environments to increase awareness and success in academic and social skill development.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
The program is limited to 1 0-12 students each fall. Students participating in the program experience intellectual and developmental disabilities that may affect some intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Other qualifications include documentation of past successful work, academic, leadership, and community participation. Also required for admission are a completed application, reference letters, and an in-person interview with the CCS admission committee.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Become more self-determined persons who are better prepared for independent living and the achievement of career goals.
- Gain confidence in critical and independent thinking and use their own voice and vision in order to be active and informed citizens.
- Understand basic concepts of the academic disciplines and apply imagination and creativity as they begin a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
- Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of their own actions and be positive role models who contribute to societal views concerning inclusion, community, and tolerance for diversity.
|Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)|
|CCS 00005||COLLEGE ORIENTATION||1|
|CCS 00010||PERSONAL EXPLORATION I: NUTRITION AND PHYSCIAL FITNESS||3|
|CCS 00015||ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE I: DISABILITY AWARENESS||3|
|CCS 00020||TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY I||1|
|CCS 00025||FINANCIAL LITERACY I: BUDGETING PERSONAL EXPENSES IN COLLEGE||1|
|CCS 00030||PHYSICAL EDUCATION I||1|
|CCS 00035||HEALTH AND WELLNESS I: PERSONAL SOCIAL SKILLS||3|
|CCS 00040||GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE I: PREPARING FOR SUCCESS||3|
|CCS 00105||INTRODUCTION TO CAREER EXPLORATION||1|
|CCS 00115||ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE II: SELF-DETERMINATION||3|
|CCS 00120||TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY II||1|
|CCS 00135||HEALTH AND WELLNESS II: HUMAN SEXUALITY||3|
|CCS 00140||GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE II: VOLUNTEERING||3|
|CCS 00205||CAREER EXPLORATION I||3|
|CCS 00210||ACADEMIC SUCCESS I||3|
|CCS 00235||HEALTH AND WELLNESS III: INJURY PREVENTION||3|
|CCS 00305||CAREER EXPLORATION II||3|
|CCS 00310||ACADEMIC SUCCESS II||3|
|CCS 00335||HEALTH AND WELLNESS IV: HEALTHY LIVING AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE||3|
|Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)|
|CCS 00395||SPECIAL TOPICS||3|
|CCS 00495||SPECIAL TOPICS||6|
|CCS 00595||SPECIAL TOPICS||6|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||60|
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|