The Disability Services Program (DSP) at Solano College is a standard “equal access” program for students with disabilities at a community college. DSP Solano’s main thrust is to provide equal access to general college classes for about 900 students with all types of disabilities. Lately DSP has developed a Job Direct Certificate in Adaptive Horticulture, and a series of Life Skill courses, for students with Developmental and other Intellectual Disabilities. DSP Solano will be developing other Job Direct Certificates in other vocational areas in the future. For now the students enroll for 3 or 4 semesters in the 5 Adaptive Horticulture courses coupled with the 6 Life Skills courses. The Students enrolled in these vocational and life skills courses, receive hands on training that promotes growth towards greater independence and assist persons with intellectual disabilities to work in their community. The program offers work experience on the campus and in the community through a vocational services community program.
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Depending on the number of courses taken, the Adaptive Horticulture certificate program is a 2 year course of study. For the Adaptive Horticulture series of classes depending on the number of repeats it could take 1 &1/2 years or 2 years. If the students incorporate the 6 Life Skills classes for a total package that could be an extra year.