Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
provides services and courses to support students
with disabilities in the achievement of their academic
and vocational goals. The instructional component
promotes equal participation in mainstream academic
programs through preparatory and skill maintenance
courses, and offers courses for personal growth.
Consult a DSPS counselor.
The DSPS program is not an academic program
designed to prepare professionals in the field of
special education or rehabilitation. DSPS courses are
designed for the student with a disability. Students
consult with a DSPS counselor to develop the Student
Education Plan and identify courses appropriate to
support the academic or vocational goal. While
several courses are recommended for students with
any disability, some curricula focus on special skills
particular to one disability, i.e., visual impairment or
The DSPS program integrates adaptive computer
technology in the classroom, coordinating instruction
and access devices with the Computer Business
Technology and Computer Information Sciences
departments and the Independent Learning Center.
Learning Disability course offerings include strategy
programs in sentence, paragraph writing and
mathematics based on university research.
Note: DSPS courses are also listed in the Physical
Education and Computer Information Sciences sections
of the catalog. Additional courses are offered at Mesa
and Miramar College campuses. Consult the appropriate
semester class schedule.