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A Step Above & A Step Beyond

My Attitude Determines My Altitude

Our 2 programs—A Step Above & A Step Beyond—are designed for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

You can enroll in 1 or both options. We will help you design a custom program that fits your needs.

About Our Programs

You have the opportunity to experience the college lifestyle while you develop:

  • Independent living skills
  • Social skills
  • Career readiness skills
  • Academic skills
  • Workplace training skills

We provide:

  • An innovative learning environment
  • Academic support
  • Job training skills
  • Internships with real work experiences
  • Encouragement of independence and self-advocacy

Times & Details

Both programs are offered on South Campus (Driving Directions and South Campus Map).

A Step Above

Classes meet Monday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–noon.

Read our brochure: A Step AboveListen (PDF will open in a new window)

A Step Beyond

Classes meet Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m.

Read our brochure: A Step BeyondListen(PDF will open in a new window)


Our program will help you:

  • Enhance your basic academic skills
  • Get individualized instruction
  • Use campus resources
  • Learn to be independent
  • Gain socialization skills
  • Be active in the campus community
  • Prepare for a campus certificate career program
  • Identify and develop employment skills
  • Design a career and education plan

Program Requirements

You must be:

  • At least 17 years old
  • An intellectually or developmentally challenged student, high school graduate or senior

For Workforce Preparation, you must be:

  • Beginning in grade 11

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

A Step Above: Get your basics

  • Transitional Skills I
  • Transitional Skills II
  • Math Enrichment
  • Reading and Vocabulary Enrichment
  • Introduction to Office Skills

A Step Beyond: Prepare for work

  • Transition Workforce Essentials (fall)
  • Professional Workforce Essentials (spring)

Learn the workplace skills you need for 1 of these 4 Community & Industry Education (CIE) Career Programs:

  • Automotive
  • Floral Design
  • Hospitality
  • Office Careers

How to Register

Before you can register, you must set up a campus preview tour by contacting the South Campus CIE office. Tours are generally offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The registration process is explained during the campus preview tour.

How to Pay

Payment plans are available. Contact Business Services for more information:

South Campus Business Services
SERS 1105 A



South Campus
Community & Industry Education Services

Alisa Jones, Director for Community & Industry Education Services

Sandra Marshall, Instructor/Counselor

Updated June 05, 2017