Course Descriptions

DSPS 027 Career Planning for the Disabled - 1.5-3 hours, 1.5 units (Credit/No Credit Only)

This course has been designed for student s with disabilities. Assists the disabled student in the process of developing and pursuing goals for employment and identifies community, state, and national sources of assistance. Involves the use of a wide array of interest and aptitude materials and prepares students to meet the psychological, social and intellectual demands of employment.

DSPS 034 College Success Skills - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Credit/No Credit Only)

This course is designed for students with disabilities. It provides orientation to college campus, policies and procedures and an introduction to support services at the college and in the community. Included is the clarification of student goals and objectives resulting in the development of an individual education plan and the identification of courses, services and programs that will lead to college success. Credit for this course will not apply to the associate degree.

DSPS 038 Math Strategies for the Learning Disabled - 3 hours, 3 units

This course has been designed for students with learning disabilities. A strategies-oriented course developing competence with basic mathematical operations, including whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions and decimal fractions. This course will prepare students for Mathematics 32. Credit for this course will not apply to the associate degree.

DSPS 040 Individual Education Planning - 0.5 - 1 hour, 0.5 - 1 unit (Credit/No Credit Only)

This course has been designed for students with disabilities. An individualized course designed to assess the disabled student's needs for special assistance in the community college setting and to assist him/her in planning appropriate educational goals and in selecting and/or preparing for college classes. Credit for this course will not apply to the associate degree.

DSPS 043 Advanced Applied Study Strategies - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Credit/No Credit Only)

This course is intended primarily or students needing advanced academic disability related support in addition to the campus wide academic support services currently available. The focus of this class is to provide individualized study assistance for students in mainstream degree applicable college classes. Emphasis is placed on the application of study strategies to a specific course. Both study strategies and assistive technology are utilized to meet the demands of a mainstream course content. Computer assisted instruction is used to review related basic skills instruction and to support research skill development. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of four units. Credit for the course does not apply to the associate degree.

DSPS 049 Writing Structured Paragraphs - 2 hours lecture, 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 3 units (Credit/No Credit Only)

This course is designed for students who demonstrate difficulty with written language. It is intended to prepare students who have a writing related disability to more successfully meet the minimum college requirements for multi-paragraph essay writing. This course is unique for the highly structured and sequential strategies applied to essay writing. Additionally, the course emphasizes the application of assistive computer technology for facilitating organizational pre-writing strategies, document checking, and written language fluency. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate degree.

PE 181A Adapted Swimming - 3 hours lab, I unit

Limitation of enrollment: A physician’s medical release form is required. This course is not open to students with credit for Physical education 181, 181C, or 181D.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to learn how to swim through modified swimming strokes based on their abilities. Emphasis is placed on practice in the fundamental swimming strokes, including water safety skills. Stroke analysis, conditioning and endurances stressed in the progression of the class. This course meets the SDCCD requirements. This course may be taken four times for credit.

PE 182 Adapted Weight Training - 3 hours lab, 1 unit

Limitation of enrollment: A physician’s medical release form is required.
This course is designed for students with disabilities as an introduction to progressive resistance training. Emphasis is placed on developing cardiorespiratory and muscle endurance, muscle strength and flexibility and a healthy bosky composition through individualized safe and beneficial exercise programming. This course includes exercises that focus on relaxation, joint mobility, body maintenance, and activities for daily living. This course may be taken four times for credit.