Academic Catalog

ALTW 207: RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to identify and access community support systems.
  • A successful student will be able to identify types of public transit.
  • A successful student will become familiar with public & private resources in the community.

Description

Overview of community and campus resources for students with disabilities.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Identify and access Foothill College student and support services
B. Identify and access local community support systems
C. Identify and utilize public transportation services

Course Content

A. Foothill College Student Services and Programs
1. Health Services
2. Psychological Services
3. Police Department Services
4. Associated Student Activities
5. Associated Student Government
6. Career and Transfer Center
7. Library
8. Media Center and computer labs
9. Disability Resource Center
10. Teaching and Learning Center
B. Agencies providing services for students with disabilities
1. State Department of Rehabilitation
2. The Regional Center System
3. Independent living centers
3. Social Security
4. Mental health agencies
5. City and County Department Social Services
6. General County Hospitals and Medical Clinics
7. Department of Motor Vehicles
C. Public/private transportation
1. Identify sources of transportation
2. Schedules and maps
D. Locating events in the community
1. Newspaper
2. Radio/TV
3. Internet
4. Other
E. General community services
1. Medical services
2. Crises lines
3. Emergency housing
4. Legal services

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Active class participation
B. Examinations
C. Assignments and projects
D. Field trips
E. Guest speakers

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Oral presentations
E. Field trips

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Foothill Student Handbook/Planner

San Mateo Community Services Handbook: hsa.smcgov.org/handbooks

Santa Clara County Community Services Handbook: sccgov.org

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Written summaries and reviews of guest speakers

B. Written summaries of local city and county social services agencies

C. Creating PowerPoint presentation accessing and utilizing local transportation services

 

Discipline(s)

Developmental Disabilities: Disabled Students Programs and Services