Intellectual Developmental Differences Education- STEPS

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STEPS Academics Skills
This course is designed specifically for adults 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For those individuals at a first through eight grade level, instruction is designed individually. Instruction is planned to build vocational and independent living skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Application assessment and interview required prior to registration. Contact 512-223-7856...

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...

Business Math
This course is designed to build skills for life and work. Created especially for students with moderate to mild intellectual developmental disabilities, this course is for students who would like to explore business math in a supportive environment. Students will learn basic accounting skills, functional academics as well as retail mathematics. Application, assessment and entrance interview...

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.

Ceramics Workshop
Curious about ceramics Bring a group of friends and learn some of the basics of ceramics, leave with a unique creation.

Introduction to Computers: Computer Fundamentals
This course is design specifically for adults 18+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An extended course to aid in familiarity with computer application specific software. Emphasizes the concurrent development of office skills and computer knowledge. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Application, assessment and interview are...

Drawing Techniques
Student will learn fundamental drawing skills in this hands on course. Students will use pen, pencil, oil pastels and charcole to develop origional works of art. All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

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...

Foundation of Art Illustration
This course offers the opportunity for students to learn and explore different techniques and approaches to drawing and illustration. You'll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.

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!


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!

Introduction to Theater
This course will walk you through theater techniques, such as improvisation, projection and performance. Students will spend 8 weeks developing skills and perform a monologue of their choice at the completion of the course.

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...

Jewelry Making: The Essentials
Interested in fashion jewelry This class is designed for those looking to start a new hobby. This beginner’s class will cover everything you need to know to make your own beaded jewelry! You will learn to attach clasps, how to use jewelry-making tools, how to use basic findings, how to string beads and add closures, and learn how to connect pieces with jump rings. The class will focus...

Lettering Workshop
Develop brush lettering technique in this comprehensive three hour workshop. Learn basic colligraphy techniques and go home with a free pen! All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

Line Drawing Workshop
Student will learn fundamental drawing skills in this hands on course. Students will explore line drawing and developing basic skills, a great introduction to further classes in arts education. All supplies are included. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

Painting Workshop - Wine and Dine
Bring some wine and snacks, this three hour painting workshop will guide participants through creating an Austin, TX themed painting. A great event for friends and couples. All supplies are included, contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

Pet Portraits Using Transfers
Leave your furry friends at home, but bring plenty of pictures. We will be walking participants through taking pictures and transferring onto wood. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Contact 512-476-7044 to sign up today!

Photography Workshop
Interested in exploring some photography fundamentals but aren't ready to commit to an entire course This 3 hour workshop will walk you through some basic concepts and get you started. Sign up today! 512-476-7044

Photoshop Workshop
A great supplement to photography and marketing courses. This course will help you develop fundamental Photoshop skills. Register today! 512-476-7044.

STEPS Principles of Retailing
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. Students develop skills to create a display, customer service and entry level sales. Application, assessment and...

STEPS Professionalism in the Workplace
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...

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 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 skills to present a short speech and demonstrate knowledge of basic parts of...


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