ERIC Number: ED395191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Office Occupations Certificate Program for Students with Developmental Disabilities. Final Report 1993-1994.
Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Central Coll.
A project was conducted at Central College of the Houston Community College System to provide office skills training to students with developmental disabilities so they can obtain employment as office assistants in the community. The Office Occupations Certificate Program was designed for this purpose. Students involved included those with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, blindness, and other disabilities. Students took the same courses that already existed in the college, with more support, guidance, reasonable accommodations, and a change in the pace of instruction. An internship was arranged after successful completion of the eight courses. Thirty-three students were enrolled in the program, with most in the process of completing their last course and preparing for an internship at the end of the project. All graduates secured internships, and a new course was scheduled to be conducted beginning the following fall. A business advisory council was formed and helped in preparing the program and in securing internships for the students. This packet includes course syllabi for the eight courses of the program, each of which includes course descriptions, course objectives, texts and required reading lists, assignments, and evaluation methods. The courses are: Business English; Filing and Records Control; Business Calculations; Office Practice I; Secretarial Office Practice II; Human Relations; PC Fundamentals; and Typing I. Also includes: student profile forms; a short student handbook and student progress reports; press releases and news articles; flyers, agendas, and activities; lists of advisory board members and copies of correspondence; proposed bylaws; and advisory board minutes.) (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum, Developmental Disabilities, Internship Programs, Office Occupations Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Central Coll.