DSP&S Career Exploration & Planning Certificate Program
These courses are designed for adults with developmental and/or intellectual differences who have an interest in finding realistic and meaningful employment. Many of these courses are also appropriate for students with “hidden” differences including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. (speak to your DSPS counselor for options). It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of basic English reading and writing skills.
The Career Exploration and Planning Program is designed for students who want to learn more about themselves and explore different career options. Students must receive at least 70% in both classes in order to receive a certificate.Watch Our Video For More Information
Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!
Required Courses (complete courses in this order):
- DSPS 1001 Career Exploration
In this introspective course you will examine your own interests, values, and skills to determine a meaningful career path. You will also analyze your wants and needs of the job as well as barriers that may be keeping you from getting employment.
- DSPS 1002 Career Planning
In this course, you will take your knowledge from DSPS 1001 to research the job options you found and decide what type of job you think you would like to apply for. You will then begin setting goals to get ready for the application process.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.
Request Your Certificate
If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."
Steps to Get Started
Use the guide below to start the Career Exploration & Planning Program and/or to take any of the additional courses for adults with disabilities. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes.
- Check course availability in Schedule of Classes
To find courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Disabled Stud Prog & Serv NC”.