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Office Skills - Individuals with Disabilities


Program Description


​Individualized instruction for adults with learning challenges is used to present basic office technology and methods used in general office practices. Utilizing materials encountered in everyday business employment, topics include effective customer service techniques, business processes, use of office technology, and management of time and workload. Students will learn skills that include professional standard typing speed, active listening, oral expression, customer service and telephone skills, and written comprehension. Internships are arranged and provided by program staff.

This career and academic track is designed for students with learning differences or disabilities that impact learning. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

​1. perform the skills needed for an entry level job in an office environment, and

2. demonstrate readiness to enter the workforce.

Program Credentials


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

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.

Length of Training


15 weeks (daytime classes)

Courses start in August and late January at CCBC Dundalk.

Program Requirements


6th Grade Reading Level - according to an assessment that will be administered during an intake interview

Prior Learning Assessment


This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum.  A maximum number of 68 program hours may be earned from prior learning.

Application Process


To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

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

Program Course Sequence


​Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

CHA023

Keyboarding I

44

None

$687

T-$83/F-$604

CHA080

Skills and Concepts for Clerical Work

44

None

$687

T-$83/F-$604

CHA031

Vocational Readiness

24

None

$368

T-$45/F-$323

CHA037

Microsoft Office Applications for Special Learners

24

None

$368

T-$45/F-$323

CHA199

Office Skills Internship

50

None

$615

T-$86/F-$529

Course Series Totals:

 

186

$0

$2,725

T-$342/F-$2,383

Additional Information


Career Opportunities:

Receptionist or clerical assistant

Education/Career Pathway: Microsoft Certification

Career Coach


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Program Contact Information


Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Cabana | jcabana@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3262 | Dundalk MASH 104