Intellectual Developmental Differences Education- STEPS

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Intellectual Developmental Differences Education- STEPS Courses

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...

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...

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....

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....


Healthy Relationships

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...

Nutrition
Introduction to nutrients and the role of good food in growth and development, as well as, in the maintenance of health. Students will begin to learn the difference between food that makes you feel better and food that can make you feel worse, how to choose better options, and what to look for when looking at food labels.



Stress Management
An introduction to stress defusing interventions. Topics include types of stress, the effects of stress on the body (mind, body) and different stress management strategies. Students will identify stressors in their environment, interventions that they may be interested in using, and tips for remembering to use their stress techniques.

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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