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CHA 020 – Developmental Math I

Learn basic math skills through the use of structured workbooks, formal instruction and computer programs. Topics include adding and subtracting without a calculator, using one, two and three digit numbers, multiplying and dividing one, two and three digit numbers without a calculator and problem solving utilizing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Intended for adults with learning differences and disabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. add one, two, and three digit numbers without a calculator;
2. subtract one, two, and three digit numbers without a calculator;
3. multiply one, two, and three digit numbers without a calculator;
4. divide one, two, and three digit numbers without a calculator; and
5. develop concepts needed to problem solve utilizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

CHA 023 – Keyboarding I

Develop the basic skills needed to navigate the keyboard to facilitate communication. Learn touch-typing using numerical and alphabetical keys, develop formatting skills, gain knowledge of how to set margins and tabs and center text horizontally.

Course Objectives:
1. key alphabetic and numeric key ┐by touch┐ using proper keying techniques;
2. develop formatting skills;
3. set margins, tabs and center horizontally; and
4. discuss how to enhance communication using the keyboard.

CHA 024 – Computer Literacy

Receive hands-on instruction in computers, including simple word processing and programming. Learn to identify parts of the computer, computer commands, software applications, creating and editing documents, saving and printing documents, Internet usage and locating and using Internet sites and Web sites.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe the parts of the computer (hardware),
2. discuss the basic computer commands required to operate the system,
3. discuss and identify the software applications,
4. create original documents using Microsoft Word,
5. edit documents utilizing the spell and grammar checks,
6. save and print finished documents,
7. access information utilizing the Internet, and
8. locate different web sites and addresses on the internet.

CHA 031 – Vocational Readiness

Prepare to find a job by acquiring the necessary pre-vocational skills. Gain experience and understanding of effective job seeking and interviewing skills. Develop an understanding of career options, workplace expectations, communication skills within the workplace, proper etiquette and attire, resumes and cold calling techniques for job exploration.

Course Objectives:
1. define career interests,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the Occupational Outlook Handbook and its importance,
3. identify information regarding expectations in the workplace,
4. develop the ability to role play to formulate relationships within the workplace,
5. identify proper attire that should be worn during the interview,
6. identify appropriate dress for the workplace and the job is obtained,
7. demonstrate the ability to prepare an effective cover letter and resume,
8. discuss and practice proper telephone etiquette when responding to employment ads in the newspaper, and
9. describe and practice cold calling techniques when exploring jobs in the community.

CHA 032 – Language Arts I

Learn basic grammar, punctuation and identification of parts of a sentence. Develop reading and social skills through independent reading and classroom discussion on current news. Topics include identifying subject, verb and noun; punctuation; grammar for oral communication; cohesive paragraph construction and assigned reading.

CHA 033 – Language Arts II

Build and enrich knowledge of basic grammar, punctuation and composition skills to advance writing and oral communication. Topics include compound and complex sentences, dependent and independent clauses, fragmented sentences, punctuation, identification of topic sentences and comprehension of material read.

Course Objectives:
1. write compound and complex sentences;
2. identify direct objectives, and indirect objects within a sentence;
3 identify dependent and independent clauses in sentences;
4 identify fragments, run-ons, and comma splices;
5 utilize correct punctuation in sentences;
6 identify the topic sentence, main idea in assigned reading materials; and
7 demonstrate the ability to independently read, and comprehend selected material.

CHA 040 – Beginning Literacy for Special Learners

Enhance individual skills in the areas of reading, writing and math skills enhancement utilizing materials encountered in everyday independent living. Intended for adults with learning differences and disabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of reading comprehension,
2. develop consumer reading skills and related mathematics,
3. demonstrate an understanding of forms and applications,
4. use letter writing and electronic correspondence,
5. identify the main idea in a news article or correspondence, and
6. identify the supporting details in a news article or correspondence.

CHA 042 – Beginning Clerical and Office Skills for Special Learners

Obtain individualized instruction in the methods used in general office practices and the use of basic office technology. Learn to work with materials encountered in everyday business employment. Intended for adults with learning differences and disabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. communicate with clients, coworkers and the general public in person and via the telephone using appropriate business language and etiquette;
2. create memos, emails, and messages using appropriate grammar and punctuation as well as appropriate business language and etiquette;
3. organize, create, and add to files using various filing systems;
4. identify, select, and demonstrate at least seven (7) functions of a standard office fax machine and copier;
5. identify, select, and demonstrate at least six (6) functions of a standard office voice mail system;
6. create and manage an office calendar;
7. manage basic records and financial procedures; and
8. identify and demonstrate basic methods of time management.

CHA 043 – Single Step Clerical Internship

Gain supervised work experience in an office or similar setting. Work under the direct supervision of the office manager or program assistant. Students are also observed and supervised by the program's job placement specialist.

Course Objectives:
1. prepare file materials using a number of filing systems;
2. develop the ability to answer phones using a script;
3. record phone messages using a message pad;
4. develop the ability to enter data using Microsoft Office suite software;
5. create internal documents using Microsoft Word;
6. manage calendars using Microsoft Outlook or a day planner;
7. demonstrate an understanding of time management, prioritizing, and multi-tasking skills; and
8. use office technology and machinery to photocopy documents and packets, shred documents, send a fax, and use voice mail features.

CHA 048 – Communication and Interpersonal Skills in the Adult World of Independent Living

Participate in a practical workshop providing opportunities for student interactions and skill development in communicating and interacting at work in the independent adult world. Topics include workplace communication, appropriate workplace appearance, keys to self care in the independent adult world, understanding verbal and non verbal language and cues, problem solving and managing interpersonal relationships and interactions.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe how communication styles differ in and out of the workplace;
2. demonstrate appropriate workplace communication;
3. identify, describe, and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal workplace interactions;
4. identify problem solving strategies for the workplace;
5. demonstrate problem solving strategies applicable to the workplace;
6. identify and describe methods of self care and features of appropriate appearance in the workplace and in the independent world;
7. identify and describe issues of health and wellness in the independent adult world;
8. interpret verbal and nonverbal language and cues in the independent adult world; and
9. interpret verbal and nonverbal language and cues in the workplace.

CHA 049 – COMPUTER LITERACY CLERICAL WOR

Course Objectives:
1. identify all the parts of a computer,
2. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in basic computer operations,
3. communicate through email,
4. create and edit documents,
5. demonstrate how to save and print documents,
6. locate information and resources online using the world wide web,
7. schedule appointments using Microsoft Outlook, and
8. develop the ability to enter data using Excel.

CHA 050 – Skills and Concepts for Employment

Prepare for employment by learning basic skills needed for success. Topics include calculation of wages, hours and income tax, functional reading skills for the completion of job applications, skills needed to excel in the workplace, job interview skills, Internet use for job searches and personal computer and Internet for use in tasks associated with job searches.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and use vocabulary related to the workplace;
2. use technology to locate employment opportunities,
3. communicate effectively using telephone, email and word processing;
4. construct a resume and cover letter;
5. calculate wages, overtime, and other pay;
6. calculate income tax using a simple formula;
7. develop the ability to complete a 1040 EZ tax form;
8. demonstrate effective practices in interviewing for a job;
9. identify and explain basic concepts, rights, and policies related to the American Disabilities ACT, (ADA);
10. identify and understand vocabulary commonly used in ADA law and provision of disability related service;
11. identify, communicate, and demonstrate those skills needed to be an excellent employee; and
12. identify and communicate characteristics of a successful employee.

CHA 051 – Skills and Concepts for Independent Living

Prepare for independent living by learning the basic skills needed for success. Topics include calculation of sales and income tax, functional reading skills for the completion of basic forms and applications, household budgeting and consumer mathematics, Internet use for apartment searches and personal purchasing, and common vocabulary used in consumer interactions.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and use vocabulary used in commercial and residential services;
2. use technology to locate housing, goods and services;
3. communicate effectively using telephone, email and word processing;
4. construct a household budget using basic mathematics and simple pre-algebraic formulas;
5. calculate sales tax;
6. calculate income tax using a simple formula;
7. develop the ability to complete a 1040 EZ tax form;
8. demonstrate effective practices in interviewing for a job;
9. identify and explain basic concepts, rights, and policies related to the American Disabilities ACT, (ADA);
10. identify and understand vocabulary commonly used in ADA law and provision of disability related service;
11. locate disability related services and providers using technological and print resources; and
12. identify and demonstrate basic concepts of personal care and wellness.

CHA 064 – Computer Applications

Build on current computer skills and use appropriate technology for post-secondary education and the world of independent living and employment. Topics include basic computer, keyboarding and word processing skills.

Course Objectives:
1. increase speed and accuracy while creating a variety of Word documents,
2. record information with the use of tables and spreadsheets,
3. use self-editing programs including grammar and spell check,
4. use email and Internet skills,
5. demonstrate an understanding of safety issues related to sending and receiving emails,
6. use the Internet,
7. demonstrate how to use text messaging,
8. demonstrate and communicate computer ethics, and
9. demonstrate how to use mobile technology.

CHA 065 – English for Independent Living

Build skills in writing, vocabulary building and reading comprehension as they apply to independent living and employment. Topics to be covered include reading strategies, vocabulary and writing skills as applied to content and to mechanics for independent living.

Course Objectives:
1. compose and write frequently used documents such as invitations, thank you notes, lists and email;
2. demonstrate pre-writing strategies;
3. select words and phrases will be discussed;
4. demonstrate terms are used in specific situations;
5. demonstrate an understanding of legal documents such as an apartment lease and a car loan;
6. use advertising for information and discern deceptive advertising; and
7. evaluate information that is available through the Internet or unsolicited emails.

CHA 066 – Personal, Psychological and Vocational Development 1

Obtain information on developmental self awareness, personal care, self advocacy and interpersonal skills. Emphasis on assertiveness, handling peer pressure and making consistently responsible choices and decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to recognize and handle dangerous situations;
2. demonstrate how to handle emergencies in a variety of settings;
3. practice good daily personal hygiene and handle daily and weekly cleaning and laundry responsibilities;
4. increase one's social effectiveness through the use of good listening and appropriate questioning, comment, and conversation skills; and
5. demonstrate increased awareness of social perception and response to non-verbal cues in social situations.

CHA 067 – Personal, Psychological and Vocational Development 2

Continue to acquire information and skills developmental self awareness, personal care, self advocacy and interpersonal skills. This course has an emphasis on assertiveness, handling peer pressure and making consistently responsible choices and decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. develop learning strategies for making and keeping friends,
2. identify and describe the advantages and disadvantages of one┐s own abilities and disabilities,
3. distinguish one┐s own personal learning style, and
4. demonstrate an enhanced ability to request accommodations that ease effective participation in vocational and social situations.

CHA 068 – Personal Finance

Develop skills in managing personal finance for independent living. Topics include strategies for managing money, budgeting and banking.

Course Objectives:
1. create financial goals based on balancing one's needs and requirements of necessary expenses,
2. manage and maintain checking and savings accounts at a local bank using select words and phrases,
3. practice the ability to open checking accounts,
4. develop strategies for becoming a more effective money manager, and
5. assess one's own current money management habits.

CHA 069 – Skills and Concepts for College Success

Obtain the knowledge needed for a smooth transition to a college life experience. Topics include college policies and procedures, college facilities, special programs, clubs and events and other opportunities to help promote personal independence and growth.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate organizational skills;
2. demonstrate time management skills;
3. manage time by keeping a personal calendar;
4. identify and plan for important dates;
5. create and demonstrate personal time management strategies;
6. develop and use systems such as checklists and labels to plan, prioritize, and assist oneself to stay organized in one's living area; and
7. develop and use systems such as checklists and labels to create schedules and work plans for homework and long-term assignments.

CHA 070 – Afternoon Internship I

Demonstrate skills in the workplace and observe workplace practices in a variety of commercial and government workplaces. Intended for students with disabilities, topics include appropriate workplace behavior, time management, conflict resolution and workplace skills.

Course Objectives:
1. use workplace technology to perform daily tasks,
2. use workplace specific equipment,
3. demonstrate workplace specific methods,
4. perform basic tasks using literacy and math skills,
5. demonstrate self advocacy in the workplace,
6. demonstrate workplace specific safety methods, and
7. identify and complete appropriate forms.

CHA 072 – English for Independent Living II

Develop the skills needed in writing, vocabulary building and reading comprehension for independent living and employment. Topics include reading strategies, vocabulary and writing skills as applied to content and to mechanics for independent living.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read, comprehend, and interpret legal documents for everyday living;
2. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read, interpret, and complete apartment leases;
3. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read, interpret, and complete credit applications; and
4. demonstrate an enhanced ability to read, interpret, and complete loan applications.

CHA 073 – Personal Finance II

Develop the necessary skills in managing personal finance for independent living. Topics include strategies for managing money, budgeting and banking.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to manage one┐s financial accounts;
2. identify and use banking services;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to use ATM┐s and debit cards;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to manage one┐s credit card accounts;
5. apply for and access various types of loans; and
6. determine and assess the cost, obligation and responsibility required in selecting financial services.

CHA 074 – Civil Rights and Responsibilities

Learn about issues needed for civic participation in local communities. Topics include issues relating to students' individual governmental rights and responsibilities.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate and describe how to access state, local, and federal government services;
2. identify where to vote in one's community;
3. identify and discuss key issues of concern in one's community, county, state and nation; and
4. identify and discuss key issues relevant to individuals with disabilities.

CHA 075 – Health and Wellness

Learn wellness concepts through the study of physical, emotional and sexual health. Topics include accessing health care, managing medical needs, personal health and wellness and relationships between specific disabilities and illnesses.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate ability to access and use medically related information;
2. develop the ability to maintain a home file with identification information, allergies, and special medical conditions;
3. define the relationship between good nutrition and physical activity;
4. plan nutritious menus for everyday eating;
5. define and discuss STDs; and
6. demonstrate an understanding of sexual development and how sex organs function in males and females.

CHA 076 – Consumer Education I

Acquire the math and language skills required to live independently in the community. Topics include credit, leasing and common legal language.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of consumer rights;
2. demonstrate basic skills of money management;
3. demonstrate management of credit card accounts;
4. apply for and assess various types of loans;
5. determine and assess the cost, obligation and responsibility required in selecting financial services; and
6. demonstrate an understanding of leasing and rental agreements.

CHA 077 – Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

Gain the skills to provide learning strategies and activities to students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Designed for classroom teachers, topics include characteristics of high functioning autistic students, examples of classroom behavior, learning styles of autistic students, socialization strategies and techniques, and focusing strategies.

Course Objectives:
1. describe characteristics of high-functioning autistic students,
2. discuss typical types of classroom behavior by autistic students,
3. assess a student's learning style,
4. list strategies for developing classroom socialization,
5. use focusing strategies to improve student learning, and
6. employ visual-based learning strategies to improve student success.

CHA 078 – ADA Policy and Procedure

Gain an understanding of the American Disabilities Act (ADA), implications for employment practices within organizations and/or companies, and how ADA applies to them. Topics include the history of the ADA, who is considered as disabled under the ADA requirements, ADA regulations for employers who hire disabled individuals, ADA support services and organizations within the community.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss what ADA is and the history of the ADA,
2. describe the requirements necessary under the ADA to be considered disabled,
3. discuss ADA policy and regulations for employers who hire the disabled,
4. identify methods to enhance disabled employee's work performance with appropriate accommodations, and
5. list and describe support services and organizations within the community for disabled individuals.

CHA 079 – Basic Skills for Independent Travel

Gain the functional reading, math, and interpersonal, safety skills required to plan local travel for employment, independent living, and for courses. Designed to enable the disabled student to learn how to read and comprehend tables and charts used in scheduling, calculation of time, basic pre-algebraic equations used to calculate time and distance, and how to read and comprehend maps.

Course Objectives:
1. create a travel plan that includes one or more forms of public transportation,
2. use a bus schedule,
3. use a train and subway schedule (inclusive of light rail and commuter rail),
4. locate local travel information online,
5. develop strategies for safety while using public transportation and in the community,
6. test travel from home to a specific destination using public transportation schedules and literature, and
7. determine travel time to reach a specific destination on time using public transportation schedules.

CHA 080 – Skills and Concepts for Clerical Work

Gain basic office technology skills and the methods used in general office practices through individualized instruction. Adults with learning challenges will utilize materials encountered in everyday business employment; topics will include effective customer service techniques, business processes, use of office technology, and management of time and workload.

Course Objectives:
1. communicate with clients, coworkers and the general public in person and via telephone using appropriate business language and etiquette;
2. create memos, emails, and take messages using appropriate grammar and punctuation as well as appropriate business language and etiquette;
3. organize, create and add to files using various filing systems;
4. identify, select, and demonstrate the use of at least seven functions of standard office fax machines and copiers;
5. identify, select, and demonstrate at least six functions of standard office voicemail;
6. create and manage an office calendar;
7. manage basic records and financial procedures; and
8. identify and demonstrate basic methods of time management.

CHA 081 – Basic Animal Studies

Gain necessary skills to work with animals safely and sensitively in a professional setting. Topics to be covered include health and nutrition for small animals and basic animal psychology.

Course Objectives:
1. identify warning signs in animal behavior,
2. identify and demonstrate methods of calming and soothing an animal,
3. identify and list eight essentials for animal health and short term animal care, and
4. list the nutritional needs of dogs and cats.

CHA 082 – Basic Employment Skills

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to get and to keep a job. Topics to be covered include attendance and punctuality, grooming and hygiene, appropriate workplace dress, and appropriate use of technology.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the practices that make an employee successful in the workplace,
2. identify appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviors,
3. communicate ADA dictated accommodations appropriate to one's disabilities, and
4. demonstrate interview skills.

CHA 083 – Basic Security Guard Practicum A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to obtain and maintain a job in the security field. Topics to be covered include supervised demonstration of the methods, protocols, and concepts needed to serve and protect.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and demonstrate safety protocols in the field,
2. demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate public safety behaviors, and
3. communicate public safety information and directives with the public.

CHA 084 – Basic Security Guard Practicum B

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to obtain and maintain a job in the security field. Topics to be covered include a supervised demonstration of the methods, protocols, and concepts needed to serve and protect.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate emergency planning techniques and demonstrate appropriate response,
2. demonstrate correct methods of written and verbal reporting, and
3. identify and demonstrate professional conduct and ethics of security work.

CHA 085 – Basic Security Guard Training A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to obtain and maintain a job in the security field. Topics to be covered include the methods, protocols, and concepts needed to serve and protect.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the practices that make a security guard successful,
2. identify appropriate and inappropriate public safety behaviors, and
3. communicate appropriate safety methods.

CHA 086 – Basic Security Guard Training B

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to obtain and maintain a job in the security field. Topics to be covered include the methods, the protocols, and the concepts needed to serve and protect.

Course Objectives:
1. identify emergency planning techniques and demonstrate appropriate response,
2. demonstrate correct methods of written and verbal reporting,
3. identify the legal restrictions and rights in security work, and
4. identify and demonstrate professional conduct and ethics of security work.

CHA 087 – Single Step Automotive Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to get and to keep a job in the automotive maintenance by learning the methods, the protocols, and the concepts needed to work with fluids, tires, and detailing.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the equipment needed for general automotive maintenance;
2. identify the equipment needed for essential automotive fluid changes and maintenance;
3. identify and demonstrate the procedures for tire maintenance;
4. identify and discuss protocols, timelines, and procedures for general auto maintenance; and
5. identify the equipment needed for automotive detailing.

CHA 088 – Automotive Detailing Practicum

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to get and to keep a job in automotive detailing by learning the methods, the protocols, and the concepts needed.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the equipment needed in detailing,
2. identify and demonstrate the procedures for cleaning carpet and upholstery,
3. identify and demonstrate the procedures for washing and waxing an auto body, and
4. identify and demonstrate the procedures for cleaning the interior of a car.

CHA 089 – Automotive Maintenance Practicum

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to get and to keep a job in the automotive maintenance by learning the methods, the protocols, and the concepts needed.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the equipment needed for general automotive maintenance;
2. identify and demonstrate the procedures for general auto maintenance; and
3. identify and discuss protocols, timelines, and procedures for general auto maintenance.

CHA 090 – Automotive Tire and Lube Practicum

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills needed to get and to keep a job in the automotive lube field by learning the methods, the protocols, and the concepts needed.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the equipment needed in lube jobs,
2. identify the equipment needed in tire maintenance,
3. identify and demonstrate the procedures for changing oil and other fluids, and
4. identify and demonstrate the procedures for rotating and filling tires.

CHA 092 – Basic Psychology for Special Learners

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic concepts of human behavior in the adult world. Topics to be covered include emotions and emotional responses, communication styles, and strategies for conflict resolution.

Course Objectives:
1. identify emotions and the causes of basic emotional reactions to everyday situations;
2. develop strategies for conflict-free interpersonal communication;
3. determine reactions to specific stimuli; and
4. identify communication styles.

CHA 093 – Basic Humanities for Special Learners

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic concepts of history, culture, and communication. Topics to be covered include world history, world cultures, world literature, and the arts associated with specific world cultures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe major events in human history;
2. identify the details of culture and society associated with major events in human history;
3. discuss works of literature written about and during major events in human history; and
4. identify works of art created during specific eras of human history.

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