Career Training Options

Maryland 90 hour childcare certification

Take advantage of this opportunity to earn the Maryland State 90-Hour Child Care Certificate tailored to the needs of special learners.

Courses include:
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Early Childhood Methods and Materials
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Skills and Concepts for Employment
  • Child Care Internship

Childcare assistant

This career track is designed to teach the skills necessary to successfully complete a supervised internship working as an assistant in a childcare center. At the conclusion of the program, students will have obtained the required skillset to obtain work as a childcare assistant within the field.

Courses include:
  • Early Childhood Growth and Development
  • Childcare Internship

Food service

In this career track, learn the basic concepts of food preparation and food safety. Topics to be covered include avoidance of cross contamination, hygiene for kitchen safety, measurement, and use of cutlery.

Courses include:
  • Skills and Concepts for Employment
  • Basic Food Handling and Safety for Special Learners
  • Methods in Food Preparation for the Commercial Kitchen
  • Healthy Cooking and Kitchen Safety I
  • Healthy Cooking and Kitchen Safety II

Culinary

In this career track, learn the complexities of the art of food preparation and food safety. Topics to be covered include avoidance of cross contamination, hygiene for kitchen safety, measurement, and use of cutlery.

Courses include:
  • Food Production for Special Learners
  • Hospitality for Special Learners
  • Basic Food Handling & Safety
  • Skills & Concepts for Employment
  • Food Production for Special Learners II
  • Methods of Food Production for the Commercial Kitchen

Hospitality

This career track is designed to provide and enable students to perform various aspects of hospitality and service. Topics to be covered include professionalism, customer service, housekeeping practices and skills, banquet assistance and bellman services.
  • Hospitality for Special Learners
  • Commercial Housekeeping for Special Learners
  • Dining Room Service for Special Learners
  • Skills & Concepts for Employment
  • Technology in the Hospitality Industry 

Office skills

Receive individualized instruction in general office processes and the use of basic office technology. Topics include telephone etiquette, writing memos and emails and taking messages; appropriate business language and etiquette; improving creating files; using standard office fax machines, copiers and voicemail; managing time, calendars and basic records and the independent employment skills needed to get and keep a job.

Courses include:
  • Afternoon Internship
  • Skills and Concepts for Clerical
  • Keyboarding
  • Computer Literacy
  • Skills and Concepts for Employment

Professional Animal Workers (PAWS)

Earn a non-credit completion certificate in Basic Professional Animal Care. This certification will prepare you for the clerical, technological and practical skills needed for entry level work in the field of animal care.

Courses include:
  • Basic Animal Studies I
  • Basic Animal Studies II
  • Afternoon Internship
  • Skills and Concepts for Clerical Work
  • Computer Literacy
  • Skills and Concepts for Employment

Security Guard

Single Step offers a 10-week training to become a security guard. Students learn the basics needed to get and keep a job in the security field by learning the methods, protocols and concepts needed to serve and protect.

Courses include:
  • Basic Security Guard Training A
  • Basic Security Guard Practicum A
  • Basic Security Guard Training B
  • Basic Security Guard Practicum B

Warehouse and forklift safety

Start a career in the growing field of warehouse work! Single Step offers a 9-week summer training option in warehouse skills, safety and forklift operation for individuals with learning differences and disabilities. Learn to drive two types of forklifts and the methods of warehouse work. Put your skills to work during an 8-week internship in a working warehouse.

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for the Warehouse
  • Methods and Safety in the Warehouse
  • Forklift Operator Training
  • Reading and Writing for the Warehouse
  • Vocational Readiness
  • Warehouse Technician Practicum – 1st Half
  • Warehouse Technician Practicum – 2nd Half

CASE - Single Step individual course offerings

Basic Psychology for Special Learners

Learn about the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior.

Total cost: $305 (tuition $305, fees $244)

Basic Skills and Concepts of Visual Arts - NEW!!

This course is designed to: provide students with instruction in basic principles and history of five of the mediums of visual art. Students will learn to identify works of art and artists from different mediums and time periods. Students will use techniques learned to create basic drawings and paintings. This course is offered 2 times during the semester.
Class meets for 4 weeks each session.

Total cost: $400 (tuition: $80, fees $244)

Basic Skills for Independent Travel - NEW!!

Gain the skills needed to plan local travel for employment and independent living. Topics to be covered include how to read and comprehend tables and charts used in scheduling a trip by bus, train or subway, creating a travel, locating local travel information online, and determining travel time to reach specific destinations on time using public transportation schedules as well as safety issues when travelling. Students will travel on public transportation with the instructor. This course is offered twice during the semester.
Class meets for 4 weeks (13 sessions).

Total cost: $463 (tuition $80, fees $320)

Changes: Evolution of Social, Emotional and Physical Needs Through your Life - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the social and physical changes that occur through the stages of human development.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Citizenship and Community

Total cost: $235 (tuition $40, fees $195)

Community Resource for Independent Living - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about and experience accessing community resources in as an independent adult, citizen, and voter.

Total cost: 375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Computer Literacy

Improve your skills with the Microsoft Office suite and your overall use of the computer

Total cost: $360 (tuition $68, fees $292)

Computers for College Coursework - NEW!!

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience using Microsoft Word, email, online calendar and alarm programs, and internet search engines in the completion of typical college assignments.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Developmental Mathematics

Whether you are learning to add, subtract and multiply or preparing to tackle pre-algebra, we consider and meet your learning needs while helping you progress in math.

Total cost: $560 (tuition $155, fees $405)

Everyday Technology

Total cost: $235 (tuition $40, fees $195)

Exploration of America History/Cinema/Film - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the social, political, and labor history of the United States of America by viewing, discussing, and creating film and video.

Total cost: 375 (tuition $60, fees 315)

Farm to Table: Nutrition and the Plant Growth Cycle - NEW!!

This course is designed to provide the student with skills needed to successfully plant and grow vegetables, herbs, and other plants beneficial to human nutrition. Topics to be covered include growing seasons for various foods, how plants grow, how to space plants for best results, how to plan and design a garden, how to prepare vegetables for human consumption, and how plants fit into a balanced diet.

Total cost: $350 (tuition $70, fees $280)

Foundations of Video Game Design I - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the basic software packages used in developing video games. Topics to be covered include game design, game mechanics, basic animation systems, collision geometry, data structures, modeling, and rigging.

Total cost: $500 (tuition $25, fees $475)

Foundations of Video Game Design II - NEW!!

This course is designed to provide the student with skills needed to follow instructions and utilize a software program to successfully design a very basic video game. Topics to be covered include game mechanics, animation systems, collision geometry, physics, and data structures.

Total cost: $500 (tuition $25, fees $475)

Healthy Cooking and Kitchen Safety

Total cost: $235 (tuition $4, fees $195)

Healthy Cooking and Kitchen Safety II

Total cost: $235 (tuition $4, fees $195)

Keyboarding

Improve your typing speed and accuracy in this 15 week course.

Total cost: $300 (tuition $70, fees $250)

Language Arts I

Improve your reading comprehension skills or build your foundation of reading skills in a class that meets you where you are and helps you to move forward.

Total cost: $485 (tuition $180, fees $305)

Language Arts II

Improve your writing and grammar skills in a class dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners.

Total cost: $485 (tuition $180, fees $305)

Music and the History of Civilization - NEW!!

This course is designed provide the student with a knowledge of human history through an exploration of music of major civilizations and historical eras. Topics to be covered include types of musical instruments and their evolution, instruments and styles indigenous to various regions, famous pieces of music, and historical events.

Total cost: $350 (tuition $70, fees $280)

Personal Finance

Learn strategies for managing money, budgeting, and banking for independent living.

Total cost: $305 (tuition $61, fees $244)

Photography and World Cultures - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about global cultures and world peoples through photography.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

It's Your Turn to Manage Your Life - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to live independently and to manage daily living needs on a college campus, in the workplace, and in the adult world of independent living. Topics to be covered include self-advocacy, time management, organizational skills, long and short term goal identification, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and appropriate communication in a collegiate or work setting. This course is offered 2 times during the semester. Class meets for 4 weeks each session.

Total cost: $300 (tuition $60, fees $240)

Ready for Credit: English - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn those skills needed to take on the ACCUPLACER exam and the rigors of English 051. Topics to be covered include the writing process, writing an effective paragraph, grammar and parts of speech, and language mechanics.

Total cost: $525 (tuition $100, fees $425)

Ready for Credit: Math - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn those skills needed to take on the ACCUPLACER exam and the rigors of Math 081. Topics to be covered include whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios rates and proportions, percent, and pre-algebra.

Total cost: $525 (tuition $100, fees $425)

Ready for Credit: Reading - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn those skills needed to take on the ACCUPLACER exam and the rigors of Reading 051. Topics to be covered include expansion of vocabulary, understanding words in context, reading for comprehension, utilizing text to analyze and issue, and utilizing text to build an argument.

Total cost: $525 (tuition $100, fees $425)

Skills and Concepts for Employment

Learn how to get a job and how to keep a job in this 15-week course.

Total cost: $305 (tuition $61, fees $244)

Street Safety: Maintaining Your Safety in the World Outside Your Home - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student and/or instructor to learn and/or how to teach about the dangers that exist for vulnerable populations and strategies for safety and independence. Class meets for one week, three days a week, for two hours.

Total cost: $275 (tuition $60, fees $175)

Strictly Baking - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn hands on experiencing using baking skills to prepare meals in independent living.

Total cost: $475 (tuition $60, fees $415)

Study and Management of Coursework - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn strategies for improved study, work habits, and management of coursework during the first year of college study.

Total cost: $ 375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Technology in Art Production - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn greater ease and facility in computer use through the exploration of software programs and practices commonly used in the creation of music and film.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Understanding the Human Body

Total cost: $235 (tuition $40, fees $195)

Video Game Animation - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about experience using software programs and practices common in the production of video games and in the process of animating video games.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)

Wellness and Fitness: Mind and Body - NEW!!

This course is designed help the student develop strategies and skills for wellness. Topics to be covered include basic human anatomy and the systems of the human body, low impact movement and fitness techniques, the relationship between physical and mental wellness, techniques for dealing with and minimizing stress, and the effects of stress on health and wellness.

Total cost: $350 (tuition $ 70, fees $280)

Your Life in Pictures: Developing Narrative Skills - NEW!!

This course is designed to enable the student to learn improved written communication through the use of photography and descriptive writing.

Total cost: $375 (tuition $60, fees $315)


For more information and to schedule an interview:
  • Contact the CASE - Single Step Program at 443.840.3262, or
  • Email an inquiry with your contact information to Program Assistant, Jennifer Cabana, at jcabana@ccbcmd.edu or Program Coordinator, Rakeah Glass, at rglass@ccbcmd.edu

Classes begin at the end of August and January each year.