DSP&S CLASSES

DSP&S' courses are designed to prepare students for college level courses and to support
mainstream college courses. These courses are pre-collegiate and do not count towards
certificates, degrees, or transfer credit. Not all classes are offered every term.

Credit Classes

DSPS 12 — Career Exploration and Planning for Students with Disabilities -- 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 67 and READ 80
Assists students with a systematic approach to self-exploration, occupational research and career decision-making. Students will identify interests, personality style, and skills. Educational and functional limitations, as well as reasonable accommodations will be explored. Designed for students with disabilities.

DSPS 13 — Orientation to College for Students with Disabilities -- 1 Unit

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass) 18 hours lecture
Examine the college experience in relationship to disabilities. Develop an understanding of how disability related factors may influence the educational decision-making process.

DSPS 15 — Career Exploration for Students with Disabilities -- 1 Unit

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 18 hours lecture
Self-evaluation including interests, experiences, personality, values, and disability-related limitations as they relate to educational and career decisions. Identification of skills and resources, including those that relate to disability factors. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 20 — Improving Spelling and Reading of Words -- 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Improve reading and spelling skills for multi-syllabic words. Includes sounding out letters, oral movements, and common “rules” for reading and spelling words. Designed for students with learning disabilities. Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

DSPS 25 — Language Development for Deaf Students in ASL and English -- 2 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 108 hours lab
Language Development for Deaf or hard of hearing students who use sign language to improve written English and ASL communication.

DSPS 26 — Language Enhancement for Deaf Students in ASL and English -- 2 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 108 hours lab
Advisory: DSPS 25
Language Enhancement for Deaf or hard of hearing students who use sign language to improve written English and ASL communication

DSPS 30 — Academic Success Strategies for Students with Disabilities -- 1 Unit

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lab
Strategies for academic success intended for students with physical or learning-related disabilities. Addresses language, memory and reasoning with subject-specific techniques.

DSPS 31 — Memory Strategies for Students with Disabilities -- 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 80.
Student should have at least one other academic class for application of strategies. Principles of the memory process as it applies to academic coursework. Focuses on the memory process, improving specific memory components, identifying key concepts to memorize, and the independent application of memory strategies to other academic courses.

DSPS 32 — Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities -- 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 67 or AMLA 42W and READ 80 or AMLA 32R. Concurrent enrollment in an academic class that requires reading and writing.
Students with Learning Disabilities can improve their reading comprehension and written expression as applied to assignments in academic classes through the use of technology. A variety of strategies using technology will be introduced to students that will aid them in understanding and learning reading assignments and in expressing their ideas in written assignments. They will select several strategies for more in-depth use and will apply them functionally in academic classes. Concurrent enrollment in an academic class that requires reading and writing is advised.

DSPS 33 — Strategies for Success in Math for Students with Disabilities -- 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 50 to MATH 130
Strategies for students currently in math courses for academic success in relationship to disabilities. Emphasis on effects of and strategies for processing, language expression, memory, reasoning, and processing speed as they relate to math.

DSPS 34 — Writing Strategies for Students with Disabilities — 3 Units

Not Degree Applicable
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only) 54 hours lecture
Strategies for success in writing for students with disabilities concurrently enrolled in ENGL 67, 68, 1A, 1B, and 1C classes. These strategies are applied to their English writing assignments by supporting the student’s strengths and compensating for their weaknesses in writing.

Continuing Education Classes

DSPS LERND1 - Clinical Speech Instruction
Individual evaluation/instruction for students with speech problems as a result of TBI, CVA, or
hearing loss. Includes stuttering.

DSPS LERND2 - High Tech Center Tutorial/Assistance Class
Students with verified disabilities and at least three credit units at Mt. SAC learn strategies to
succeed in their classes.

DSPS LERND3 - Adaptive Academic Preparation
Must see Brain Injury Specialist to determine appropriateness for this program.
Improve cognitive skills and learn strategies needed to achieve academic and/or vocational goals.