Single Step Academic Preparation, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, student will be able to:

  • Enter Single Step career training programs.
  • Enter credit/degree programs with stronger academic and coping skills.
  • Apply stronger reading, writing and math skills in employment and daily life tasks.

Academic Preparation Courses for Individuals with Disabilities

College entrance is a goal for most 21st Century learners, but many find that they are not fully prepared academically for college coursework while others struggle with entrance testing. Students may also need to strengthen academic skills for a job and navigating daily life. 

These courses prepare students with learning differences and disabilities for college study, finding a job, and coping with daily life.  They will help students improve, strengthen, and enhance skills needed for college study and in the workforce in a setting with low student-to-teacher ratio that allows for personalization and accommodates multiple learning styles.This track provides instruction that is multi sensory, multi modal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning.  

Students taking these courses should have a desire to learn, be able to independently navigate a college campus, and be able to cope with classroom instruction in a college environment.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Course Length

15 weeks (daytime)

Courses offered at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Dundalk, and virtually (Zoom).

Requirements

As part of the intake process, reading and math levels are determined based on academic assessments. Foundations of Video Game Design I and II, and Video Game Animation require a 6th grade reading comprehension level, computer literacy, and proficiency in Google applications.

These courses are not eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Application Process

Selective Entry - please call 443-840-3262 to schedule an interview and assessment.

Course Information

After the initial assessment, students will be advised on the level of English and Math courses to take. Because of the wide range of objectives, courses may be taken more than one time before progressing to the next level.

Academic Preparation - Reading and English Courses

Course Number Course Title Course Hours Textbook Information Costs
ADS073 Reading Intensive 1 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS074 English 1 - Literacy 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS079 English 1 - Communications 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS080 English 2 - Literacy 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS081 English 2 - Communications 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS082 English 3 - Literacy 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS085 English 3 - Communications 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

CHA040 Beginning Literacy for Special Learners 40 Materials included in the course cost

$635

T-$76/F-$559

 

Refresher Series - Designed to review and reinforce basic language and math skills in between semesters.

Course Number Course Title Course Hours Textbook Information Costs
ADS054 English I: Foundations of Literacy Refresher 9 Materials included in the course cost

$175

T-$50/F-$125

ADS055 English II: Exploration of Literacy Refresher 9 Materials included in the course cost

$175

T-$50/F-$125

ADS056 English III: Master of Literacy Refresher 9 Materials included in the course cost

$175

T-$50/F-$125

ADS057 Reading Intensive I Refresher 9 Materials included in the course cost

$175

T-$50/F-$125

ADS058 Multilevel Math Refresher 9 Materials included in the course cost

$175

T-$50/F-$125

Academic Preparation - Mathematics Courses

Course Number Course Title Course Hours Textbook Information Costs

ADS086

or 

ADS201

Math 1 - Whole Number Operations 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS200 Math 1.5 Introduction to Fractions and Decimals 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS087

Math 2: Fractions and Graphing

44

Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS199 Math 2 Decimals, Percent and Fractions 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS090 Math 3: Pre-Algebra 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

ADS091 Math 3: Beginning Algebra 44 Materials included in the course cost

$575

T-$125/F-$450

 

Academic Preparation - Additional Courses

Course Number Course Title Course Hours Textbook Information Costs
CHA114 Foundations of Video Game Design 55 Materials included in the course cost

$629

T-$125/F-$504

CHA127 Foundations of Video Game Design II 44 Materials included in the course cost

$629

T-$125/F-$504

CHA149 Video Game Animation 44 Materials included in the course cost

$629

T-$125/F-$504

 

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Cabana | jcabana@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3451 | Dundalk MASH 105​
Administrative Assistant: Gennifer Toich | GToich@ccbcmd.edu​ | 443-840-3262 | Dundalk MASH 104​