Disability Services Program

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.

Housing: Off Campus Housing

Duration: 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.

Admission

Application:

The application process requires the student to apply for the Disability Services Program, provide documentation of a disability, and meet with a counselor.

Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Certificate, Credit courses

Course Types: Vocational training

Volunteer opportunities, Internships & Employment: Off Campus employment, On Campus employment

Costs

Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Tuition Fees: Yes

Comments:

Most applicants qualify for a tuition fee waver.

Funding:

Funding: Department of Rehabilitation

See FAFSA for financial aid

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Students completing the Adaptive Horticulture Job Direct Certificate will have the opportunity to be connected with vendored or other agencies to assist with career counseling and job placement.

Course Type
Vocational training
Credit, Degree or Award
Certificate Credit courses

Contact person: 
DSP Office

Phone: 
(707) 864-7136

Solano College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Suisun , CA 94585-3197
US