CHILD DEVELOPMENT - SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT (15 Units) ( Official )
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Program Type: Occupational Skills Certificate

Division: School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description:
This curriculum is designed to train and place individuals within one year into a special education paraprofessional position in the public or private sector. Individuals will be provided guidance as to what type of setting would most closely match their needs and aptitudes. Settings vary significantly in the age of student served (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age, secondary age, and adults) and types of disabilities served (acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, deaf, blind, visually-impaired, severely emotionally disturbed, mobility-impaired, communication disorders, etc.). The sites also differ in their requirements for employment. Employment sites may require a high school diploma, passing of a basic skills and special education concepts test, passing of an oral interview, bilingualism, fluency in sign language, ability to lift 50 pounds, CPR and First-aid training, passing of a TB and fingerprinting test, a driver's license, a specific amount of experience working with individuals with disabilities, and clerical skills. Students would select electives, as needed, to prepare themselves for job requirements.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Note: Semester II requires a minimum of 2 units selected from the "Recommended Electives".

Effective: Summer 2009

Required Units in the Major:    15

Required Courses
  Semester I (8 units)
SET 100 - INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS (3.0 units)
  SET 122 - SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICE (2.0 units)
  PSYC 021 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (5 units)
SET 105 - BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  SET 122 - SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICE (2.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  BIT 010 - BASIC COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (1.0 units)
  &
  BIT 011A - COMPUTER KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING (2.0 units)
  &
  BIT 100 - WORD PROCESSING BASICS (1.0 units)
  &
  BIT 122 - INTERNET RESEARCH AND OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS (2.0 units)
  &
  BUS 160 - CUSTOMER SERVICE (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 016 - HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 017 - TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 118 - LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 128 - AT-RISK INFANTS AND TODDLERS (3.0 units)
  &
  EDUC 100 - TUTORING TECHNIQUES (1.0 units)
  &
  EDUC 132 - CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 110 - SKILLS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS (2.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 400 - ENGLISH ESSENTIALS (4.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 403 - READING AND WRITING (1.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 410 - BASIC GRAMMAR (1.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 411 - PUNCTUATION (1.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 412 - SPELLING (1.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 413 - VOCABULARY BUILDING (1.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 415 - READING FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 434 - TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL READING (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 450 - INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH ESSENTIALS (3.0 units)
  &
  COUN 111 - EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND STUDY SKILLS (.50 units)
  &
  COUN 112 - STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (1.0 units)
  &
  MATH 401A - PREALGEBRA (1.0 units)
  &
  MATH 401B - PREALGEBRA (1.0 units)
  &
  MATH 401C - PREALGEBRA (1.0 units)
  &
  MATH 402 - PREALGEBRA (4.0 units)
  &
  KINT 005 - FIRST AID-RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES (3.0 units)
  &
  PSYC 022 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ADULT (3.0 units)
  &
  PSYC 024 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  SOC 130 - WORK AND FAMILY MANAGEMENT (2.0 units)
  &
  SET 108 - INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING DISABILITIES (3.0 units)
  &
  SPAN 001 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5.0 units)
  &
  SPSV 400 - ADAPTED COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (1.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 001 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 120 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE LAB (1.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 121 - PRACTICAL SPEECH (3.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 125 - PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  ASL 010A - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  &
  ASL 010B - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  &
  ASL 010C - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  &
  ASL 010D - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 018 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 119 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (3.0 units)