Disability Services, AAS
PWSCC is the only college in Alaska that offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree and Occupational Endorsements in Disability Services. This program provides students with information and learning experiences designed to develop the knowledge and skills important to providing quality support services for people who experience disabilities. Students focus their studies by selecting the Community Support Emphasis, Education Support Emphasis, or Speech-Language Support Emphasis.
The Community Support emphasis targets knowledge and skills of service providers who work in community agencies that support people who experience disabilities to live, work and recreate in the community. The Educational Support emphasis targets paraprofessionals and para-educators who work within public school systems. The Speech-Language Support emphasis prepares individuals to be Speech-Language Assistants working in schools, hospitals, or private Speech-Language clinics.
A cooperative agreement between PWSCC and the Center for Human Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage supports delivery of this program. The program uses a combination of distance delivery technologies to make courses available to students throughout Alaska. Not all elective courses will be available in all locations. Students are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from an Academic Advisor at PWSCC when selecting courses and planning their course of study.