Intellectual Developmental Differences Education- STEPS

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STEPS Academics Skills
Students are taught in a layered curriculum to enhance reading, writing and mathematics.  Instruction is planned to build vocational and independent living skills in reading, writing and mathematics.  Lesson plans are personalized to each student’s skills and goals.​ This course is geared towards supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact...

STEPS Administrative Procedures
This course is designed specifically for adults 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students explore office procedures including appointment scheduling, records creation and maintenance, interpersonal communications, bookkeeping tasks, coding, billing, collecting, third party reimbursement, credit arrangements, and computer use in the office. Application, assessment and...

Animation 101
This course offers the opportunity to study, critique, and create animations. Students will get a comprehensive overview of equipment, software, and the animation process. Subjects will include writing, storyboarding, drawing, and animating for the camera, as well as editing and post production. Students will create their own animation.

Begin to Paint
This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its verbal and visual language. Artists will explore different painting techniques and approaches and learn to apply them to their own work. Mediums will include water based acrylic and water color paints, inks, and study of brushes and pallet knifes, as well as...

STEPS Business English
This course is designed to introduce students to the different forms of writing styles within business and the importance of planning, writing, revising, and editing business messages. Students seeking this course should be able to demonstrate the fundamental computer skills and working knowledge of all Microsoft 2013 Applications and demonstrate knowledge of basic parts of speech and...

Business Math
This course is designed to build math skills for life and work. Students explore business math in a supportive environment. Students will learn basic accounting skills, functional academics as well as retail mathematics. This course is geared towards supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact 512-223-7856 Christine Price cprice12@austincc.edu for additional...

Career Exploration/Planning
Students will learn to use community resources to analyzing personal career interests, values, skills and aptitudes, surveying and researching jobs with related educational requirements. Students will explore a variety of career options plus use the steps in the decision-making process to develop their own career plan. Students will volunteer in many career or job choices. This course is geared...

Cartooning and Comics
Artists will learn and explore different techniques and approaches to drawing characters and developing stories. The 8A semester will focus on creating cartoons, anime, and other illustrated characters. The focus of the semester will focus on creating stories with those characters. All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

Ceramics and Weaving
Artists will focus on creating art with clay using the three hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab.

Introduction to Computers: Computer Fundamentals
The use of specialized software and use of adaptive hardware is included in this class. Vocational technology use includes keyboard use, data entry, and transcription accuracy. System and application software skills appropriate for each student are selected during the admissions interview.​ This course is geared towards supporting students with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

STEPS Financial Planning
This course is designed specifically for adults 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities . Students develop entry-level and intermediate skills for the workforce. Includes professionalism, interpersonal skills, communication, workplace civility, and employ ability skills. Application, assessment and interview required prior to admittance.Contact 512-223-7856 Christine Price...

Foundations in Music
This class will focus on the elements of music (rhythm, melody, tempo, and dynamics) and will include singing, movement, playing instruments, and composition. Students will write, record, and edit their own original pieces complete with accompaniment tracks. All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

STEPS Introduction Business Ethics
Discussion of ethical issues, the development of moral frame work of reference and the need for an awareness of social responsibility in management practices and business activities. Includes ethical corporate responsibility. This course is meant to be taken during the final two semesters of the STEPS Program. Contact 512-223-7856 Christine Price cprice12@austincc.edu for additional...

Introduction to Digital Photography
This photography course is designed to solidify a students understanding of both the history of photography and the many techniques within the medium. Artists will explore the concepts of the digital processes with the ultimate goal of developing a series of photographic artworks. All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

STEPS Introduction Business Ethics
Discussion of ethical issues, the development of moral frame work of reference and the need for an awareness of social responsibility in management practices and business activities. Includes ethical corporate responsibility. This course is meant to be taken during the final two semesters of the STEPS Program. Contact 512-223-7856 Christine Price cprice12@austincc.edu for additional...

STEPS Principles of Retailing
The course is designed to develop skills to get and keep a job. Students develop customer service skills, money management, how to create displays and point of sale. Vocational skills in a variety of job specific activities are addressed as individuals develop specific areas of interest. Opportunities for transfer into other Continuing Education classes are also explored. This course is geared...

STEPS Professionalism in the Workplace
Students with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities will benefit from the course. The course will focus on appropriate social behavior at school or work. Students will practice appropriate workplace behavior, learn about building healthy friendships and how to handle conflict. This course is geared towards supporting students with intellectual and developmental...

STEPS Workplace Communication
This course is designed to introduce students to the process of communication and how it is used to effectively send messages in the workplace. Students will increase comprehension of written and verbal information. Students selecting this course should be able to demonstrate the fundamental computer skills and working knowledge of all Microsoft 2013 Applications, have the verbal and social...


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