Vocational Studies

The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities an experience of college life while engaging in the opportunity to participate in a career training program at the College. Students will work on increasing their self resilience, self advocacy and learning to reach their potentials regarding career, social and life choices. The purpose of the program is to assist the individual student in becoming gainfully employed while increasing his/ her independence in life skills necessary to be a contributing member of society. The program includes classes that focus on literacy, numeracy, time management, life skills, and self-advocacy as well as career classes. Students will be required to complete all aspects of the program in order to receive the certificate of post secondary studies.   Apply & Register Program Details

The purpose of this certificate is to provide students with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities an experience of college life while engaging in the opportunity to participate in a career training program at the College. Students will work on increasing their self resilience, self advocacy and learning to reach their potentials regarding career, social and life choices. The purpose of the program is to assist the individual student in becoming gainfully employed while increasing his/ her independence in life skills necessary to be a contributing member of society.
The program includes classes that focus on literacy, numeracy, time management, life skills, and self-advocacy as well as career classes. Students will be required to complete all aspects of the program in order to receive the certificate of post secondary studies.

 


Area of Interest:
Exploratory
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-005 Pathways to Reading & Writing or  
ENG-012 Reading Skills II or  
ENG-022 Writing Skills II 3
MTH-005 Consumer Math or  
MTH-011 Prealgebra Traditional 3
HSR-010 Life Skills I 3
HSR-015 Academic Development 2
    11
Second Semester
HSR-020 Life Skills II 3
HSR-022 Employment Basics I 3
HSR-023 Introduction to Social Interaction I 3
HPE-141 Hatha Yoga 1
HSR-025 Employment Development 2
    12
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
HSR-030 Career Exploration 3
HSR-033 Advanced Social Interaction I 3
CIS-005 Computer Fundamentals 3
HPE-142 Intermediate Hatha Yoga 1
HSR-035 Career Development 2
    12
Second Semester
HSR-040 Introduction to Careers 3
HSR-001 Self Advocacy 3
HSR-045 Advocacy Development 2
HSR-050 Vocational Practicum 1
    9
  Total Minimum Credits 44
All students are required to complete 240 hours of Vocational/technical work and/or internship hours over the course of the two years to receive their certificate.

Program Goals

  • To integrate intellectually disabled and non-disabled students.
  • To demonstrate increases in literacy and numeracy for all students.
  • To lead the student to a certificate in post secondary studies.
  • To give the student skills applicable to gainful employment.
  • To expand the infrastructure for serving students with disabilities.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Manage daily activities through the application of life skills.
  2. Self-determination both personal and career goals.
  3. Navigate services and supports available in their communities.
  4. Perform employable skills.
  5. Self-advocate

Employment Opportunities

Entry-level positions in a variety of fields:

  • Retail
  • Food service
  • Clerical

Contact Person

Joanne Kinzey
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4430
email: jkinzey@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

30.9999

Program Code

VOC.CPS