Career and Community Studies-Employment Readiness (Non-Degree)
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Career and Community Studies-Employment Readiness is a college-based, transition, non-degree program to prepare students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 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 assist students in achieving adult roles and a quality of life in a community of their choice.
The first year of the program is designed as a foundation with courses covering self-determination, disability awareness and laws that protect disability rights, personal development, health and wellness, and employment skill development. Year two allows students to expand employment skills through career exploration courses and internship experiences.
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 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 00125||FINANCIAL LITERACY II: BUDGETING PERSONAL EXPENSES AFTER COLLEGE||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 00235||HEALTH AND WELLNESS III: INJURY PREVENTION||3|
|CCS 00292||SOPHOMORE PRACTICUM I||3|
|CCS 00305||CAREER EXPLORATION II||3|
|CCS 00335||HEALTH AND WELLNESS IV: HEALTHY LIVING AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE||3|
|CCS 00392||SOPHOMORE PRACTICUM II||3|
|CCS 00605||COMMUNITY LIFE I: PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT AFTER COLLEGE||1|
|CCS 00606||COMMUNITY LIFE I LABORATORY||3|
|CCS 00692||SENIOR INTERNSHIP I||5|
|CCS 00792||SENIOR INTERNSHIP II||8|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||60|
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|