ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

The purpose of offering the tuition-free noncredit Adults with Disabilities (AWD) courses is to provide students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to become more independent. The specialized curriculum focuses on employability skills, reading and writing, math and money, basic computer skills, community safety and other competencies that leads to greater independence. Students are encouraged to gain the college experience by engaging in various campus activities and utilizing the available student support services.

AWD Specialized Courses

The following 5 courses allow students to gain life-long skills:

The course schedules are listed online and in the Continuing Education Schedule.

Certificate of Completion

Starting in Fall 2020, the Basic Computer Skills Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who pass the following graded courses:

This certificate aims to prepare students for the workforce or to pursue the Short-term Vocational program’s Certificate of Completion for:

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Enrollment

Enrollment is free and is on a first come, first served basis. The courses fill up very quickly and students will be on the waiting list once the maximum enrollment is met.

The course schedules are listed online and in the Continuing Education Schedule.

Class Locations

The AwD courses are held at various campuses:

Community Learning Center (CLC)
1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
760.795.8710

CLC Campus Map

Life of Liberty (LOL)
320 N. Horn Street
Oceanside, CA 92058

San Elijo Campus (SAN)
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92058

SAN Campus Map

Contact Information

AWD Course Descriptions

NCSPC25: Effective Life Skills

Prerequisites: None              Lecture: 10 hrs/wk   Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the skills to increase their independence in daily life. The course supports students' personal growth skills (identifying interests, aptitudes, values, needs, and personality characteristics; increasing self-esteem and self-advocacy; and setting goals), social development (improving conversational and social networking skills), and practical living skills (using community resources, managing money and time, solving problems, and making decisions).

NCSPC26: Basic Academic Skills

Prerequisites: None              Lecture 5 hrs/wk      Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

This course focuses on increasing basic academic skills for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students work in areas of reading, writing, mathematics, use of basic computer applications, health and safety, communication skills and overall problem solving. Class time includes individual and/or small group work with an emphasis on understanding the application of basic skills to real life with increased independence.

NCSPC27: Basic Computer Skills 1 for Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Prerequisites: None              Lecture 5 hrs/wk      Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the Windows environment and basic computer terminology, hardware, and software. Through hands-on instruction, students also focus on increasing skills in basic keyboarding and accessing the course enrollment system.

NCSPC28: Basic Computer Skills 2 for Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Prerequisites: None              Lecture 5 hrs/wk      Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

In this course, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities focus on increasing skills in using email, a word processing software, and a web browser. Students conduct basic Internet searches and learn to document and share information via email.

NCWFP21: Employability Skills

Prerequisites: None              Lecture 6 hrs/wk      Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides students with fundamental job exploration and workplace readiness skills. It covers topics related to personal career profile, preferred occupations, the job search process, professional image, accommodation needs, transportation, local support agencies, and workplace communication and behavioral norms.