ERIC Number: ED350751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Rehabilitation Training for the Severely Disabled.
Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
The Computer Rehabilitation Training Program for the Severely Disabled is a job-oriented training program to prepare physically handicapped persons to become computer programmers and analysts. The program is operated by: a nonprofit organization of Baton Rouge-area business people interested in data processing; the Department of Social Services, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services; the Louisiana State University (LSU) System Network Computer Center; and the LSU Division of Continuing Education. The program objectives include: provide training to enable students to develop skills necessary to be successful in a computer programmer/analyst position; provide a pseudo-work environment to aid the student to succeed in a working business environment; assist the graduate in acquiring his/her first position as a computer programmer/analyst; and develop independent living skills. The program seeks to maintain a highly qualified and complete curriculum designed to meet the needs of both the students and their future employers. The curriculum, which includes over 1,800 hours of lab experience during 11 months of instruction, encompasses such subjects as accounting, C programming, COBOL programming, operating systems, spreadsheet applications, and relational databases. This pamphlet describes the role of each agency helping to operate the program and lists admissions policies, academic and program policies, causes for dismissal, formal evaluation and review procedures, certification policy, awards, and benefits. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Agency Cooperation, Computer Science Education, Curriculum, Data Processing, Independent Living, Job Training, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Programers, Programing, School Business Relationship, Systems Analysts, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Note: A product of the Computer Rehabilitation Training Program.