Certificate of Completion in Access Programs for People with Disabilities

Intakes for this program have been suspended for September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

Description

The APPD programs offer two, ten-month long programs for adults with a permanent disability or a combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success. The goal of the programs is to help students learn essential employability and academic skills, encourage community engagement, and to identify and plan for further volunteer, employment or educational opportunities. The program starts in September of each year.

Students pay application and program fees. Financial support may be available through the provincial Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG). For more information on AUG, visit kpu.ca/awards/student-loans

Career Opportunities

Through participation in university classes and work experience opportunities, students learn about the expectations of universities and entry-level employment.  Students are prepared for further participation in the workforce, university and community.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/acp

Department's website: kpu.ca/acp/ap

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a BC secondary school or the equivalent
  • Permanent disability or combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success
  • Ability to navigate community and campus safely and independently
  • Evidence of previous successful independent work experience
  • Satisfactory assessment of English proficiency
  • Interview with faculty

How do I Apply?

To start the application process, or to learn more about the options, please attend an Information/Intake Session at your preferred campus. To register for an Information/Intake Session, visit kpu.ca/aca/appd

Curricular Requirements

Work Exploration Option

The Work Exploration option provides information to students about the role and responsibilities of a university student and the basic expectations of competitive entry-level work. Students will participate in classes and have the opportunity to explore a variety of work experiences. Work Exploration students must take APPD 0021 and APPD 0041. The Work Exploration course, APPD 0021, runs from September to April. The Strategies for Employment course, APPD 0041, runs in May and June. Students must successfully complete both APPD 0021 and APPD 0041 in order to graduate.

APPD 0021Work Exploration0
APPD 0041Strategies for Employment0

Job Preparation Option

The Job Preparation option provides an opportunity for students to enhance their understanding of the role and responsibilities of a university student and the expectations of competitive entry-level work. Students will participate in classes and have the opportunity to explore a variety of work experiences. Job Preparation students must take APPD 0031 and APPD 0041. The Job Preparation course, APPD 0031, runs from September to April. The Strategies for Employment course, APPD 0041, runs in May and June. Students must successfully complete both APPD 0031 and APPD 0041 in order to graduate.

APPD 0031Job Preparation0
APPD 0041Strategies for Employment0

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the Work Exploration Option, students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion in Access Programs for People with Disabilities – Work Exploration.

Upon successful completion of the Job Preparation Option, students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion in Access Programs for People with Disabilities – Job Preparation.

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