Learning Skills (LS)

LS 214 Career Exploration & Awareness 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
This is an introductory course that is designed to help students with disabilities who are looking to jump start their career. Topics include career awareness, career exploration, interviewing skills, career development, job-seeking strategies, and dressing for success. Students will be able to engage in various career exploration exercises to help them learn, research, and choose a career path. Other topics include reviewing accommodations at the worksite. This course will also include a career portfolio, including a resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation.
LS 308 Instructional Support 1 - 2 unit(s)
Hours: 3 - 6 Lab
Equivalent Course: LS 308AD
Students will learn strategies for approaching their academic courses and/or improve academic skills which may be affected by a condition qualifying them for AAC services.
LS 320 Personal Development 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to assist students in personal development and acquisition of social skills, including: awareness and investigation of self and others, self-advocacy, and techniques for interacting and engaging with others or groups of others. This course is recommended for students with social anxieties, phobias, or low self-esteem resulting from mental health conditions, Autism/Asperger’s, or other conditions. All students seeking support in socialization skills are encouraged to enroll. The class will emphasize discussion and creative thinking, as well as group collaboration and respect for others.
LS 321 Intro to Assistive Technology 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
This course in assistive technology will use text to speech software (such as Kurzweil 300 and Read & Write Gold), speech recognition (such as Dragon naturally speaking), screen enlargement software (such as ZoomText), and other technologies. This course is recommended for students with low to no vision, who have processing or reading comprehension issues, or students with a learning disability. This class will emphasize finding the software that best suits the needs of each student.