Curriculum

To earn a certificate of completion, students must complete a total of 32 credits or 128 semester hours of coursework (52 hours of required courses and 76 hours of individual choice/elective courses).

  • First-year students complete a common core of required courses.
  • Senior year includes a required off-campus internship.

Upon completing the program, students participate in the College’s Commencement exercises and receive a certificate of completion with a transcript of their course work.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Increase literacy skills (purposeful reading and reading for pleasure, writing, mathematics and technology)
  2. Describe various life and work roles
  3. Engage in and manage life and career-building process
  4. Improve and/or enhance independent living skills and community access
  1. Participate in and complete internships
  2. Use problem solving strategies to interact positively and effectively with others
  3. Secure and maintain paid work experiences
  4. Identify the necessary learning and/or resources to support life/work goals
  1. Participate in and complete extra-curricular activities on campus
  2. Identify the necessary learning and/or resources to support leisure-time experiences
  3. Build and maintain a positive self-image
  4. Use problem solving strategies to interact positively and effectively with others

Sample Course Schedule

Fall Term

  • ELS-040 Reading and Writing Strategies (MWF, 9:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.)
  • ELS-033 Self Determination (MWF, 10:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.)
  • ELS-002 Educational Coaching (MW, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • ELS-052/082 Math Concepts/Financial Smarts I (T-TH, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
  • ELS-020 Introduction to College Life (T-TH, 9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.)

Spring Term

  • ELS-021 Career Exploration (MWF, 9:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.)
  • ELS-031 Community & Citizenship (MWF, 10:30 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.)
  • ELS-002 Educational Coaching (MW, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • ELS-043 Application of Literacy Needs (T-TH, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
  • ELS-011 Healthy Living I (T-TH, 12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.)

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