DSP&S Workplace Employability Skills Certificate Program
These courses are designed for adults with developmental and/or intellectual differences who have an interest in finding realistic and meaningful employment. Many of these courses are also appropriate for students with “hidden” differences including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. (speak to your DSPS counselor for options). It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of basic English reading and writing skills.
The Workplace Employability Skills Certificate Program is designed for students who want to learn more about desirable soft skills, working relationships, and how to identify self-advocacy skills and their rights in the workplace. Students must receive at least 70% in both classes in order to receive a certificate.
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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!
Required Courses (complete courses in this order):
- DSPS 1003 Social Skills on the Job
In this course you will identify successful soft skills that all employers want and learn strategies to deal appropriately in interactions with your co-workers, supervisors, and customers.
- DSPS 1004 Self Advocacy and Your Rights 4 weeks
In this course you will identify self-advocacy skills as you learn about assertiveness training and conflict resolution, examine stress triggers and discover coping strategies, and explore your rights in a workplace environment.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.
Request Your Certificate
If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."
Steps to Get Started
Use the guide below to start the Workplace Employability Skills Program and/or to take any of the additional courses for adults with disabilities. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes.
- Check course availability in Schedule of Classes
To find courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Disabled Stud Prog & Serv NC”.