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Learning Development Center
Chaffey College Disability Programs & Services (DPS) offers an off-site program for students
with disabilities – the Learning Development Center (LDC) is a job readiness and job placement
program, offering classes and job skills practicum experience to assist students in successful
job placement. Students with the potential and desire to obtain competitive – independent,
entry level – employment are encouraged to inquire about enrollment.
DPS 523: Beginning Job Readiness Skills Open-entry/open-exit self-paced course focused on the introduction of basic job
readiness skills to prepare students for competitive employment. Course goals include:
understanding appropriate workplace expectations, exercising positive communication
skills, identifying entry level job safety principles, explaining appropriate interaction skills
for workplace settings, and identifying basic life skills related to successful employment.
DPS 524: Intermediate Job Readiness Skills Open-entry/open-exit self-paced course focused on intermediate job readiness skills to
further prepare students for competitive employment. Course goals include:
Understanding employer expectations and beginning to distinguish appropriate
workplace behaviors, establishing the foundation for realistic job goals and preparing job
search information, generalizing safety standards between varieties of entry level job
activities, relating various life skills to appropriate employment settings, and
demonstrating appropriate interactive communication skills.
DPS 525: Advanced Job Readiness Skills Open-entry/open-exit self-paced course focused on advanced job readiness skills for
competitive employment. Course goals include: relating information in order to engage in
the practical application of advanced job readiness skills, identifying the methods and
techniques necessary for obtaining employment, displaying appropriate workplace
behaviors and communication skills for successful job retention, integrating information
from job search activities to develop a job plan, and demonstrating effective job
DPS 526: Mastery of Job Readiness Skills Open-entry/open-exit self-paced course focused on job placement skills for obtaining
competitive employment. Course goals include: evaluating and applying effective job
placement skills to conduct a successful job search, interpreting and utilizing the
methods and techniques necessary for obtaining employment, modeling appropriate
workplace behaviors for successful job retention and potential promotion, choosing
announcements and opportunities that match interests and skills, and selecting jobs to
apply for and actively pursuing competitive employment.
Job Skills Practicum Lab
The Job Skills Practicum Lab is used as a means to provide hands-on job skills training in a
simulated work environment including, but not limited to, activities in the areas of Food Services,
Office Skills, Janitorial Skills, and Customer Service/Retail. Along with the Job Readiness
Courses, this allows us to assess whether or not a student is “job ready” through an evaluation
of the appropriate behaviors and attitudes necessary for success and retention in the workplace.
Job Skills Practicum Lab Courses include:
DPS 576: Beginning Job Skills Practicum Lab Open-entry/open-exit self paced course focused on the introduction of basic hands-on
job skills to prepare students for competitive employment.
DPS 577: Intermediate Job Skills Practicum Lab
Open-entry/open-exit self paced course focused on intermediate hands-on job skills to
further prepare students for competitive employment.
DPS 578: Advanced Job Skills Practicum Lab Open-entry/open-exit self paced course focused on advanced hands-on job skills for
DPS 579: Mastery of Job Skills Practicum Lab
Open-entry/open-exit self paced course focused on hands-on job skills for obtaining job
skills for obtaining job placement in competitive employment.
Workability III (WAIII) is a cooperative program between Chaffey College and the Inland Empire
District of Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) based on an agreement stating that Chaffey and
DOR will combine staff and resources to provide vocational rehabilitation services to DOR
clients who are also enrolled as students at Chaffey. Through the WAIII Job Club and the WAIII
Job Readiness Program, the cooperative program will provide Employment Intakes,
Employment Preparation, Job Development and Placement, Work Experience and Employment
WAIII Job Club
DOR refers clients who have been identified as “job ready” to LDC
Employment preparation focuses on topics such as resume development, job search
skills, personal appearance, positive self-presentation, job applications, interview skills,
and skills required for job retention.
Goal: job placement with 3-6 months
WAIII Job Readiness Program
Specifically designed for students who may not have skills to take academic classes, but
have the potential for competitive – independent, entry level – employment. Students
must be able to independently navigate a college program and responsibly maintain the
rules and regulations of the Chaffey College Student Behavior Code.
Students who have been identified as “job ready” in first or second semester are referred
Employment preparation class also focuses on topics listed above, as well as the WAIII
Job Skills Practicum Lab (Advanced/Mastery) for volunteer work experience and training
in a simulated work environment.
Participation in an active job search is required!
The primary goal of the program is the transition and retention of students with
disabilities in competitive employment. In addition to certified disability verification,
the only criterion for enrollment is that the student must have the potential for
competitive employment. Students may be enrolled on a trial basis to make this
LDC Enrollment Checklist
Complete a Pre-intake Appointment at the LDC with the Workability Generalist. To
schedule an appointment call 909-652-7675. This includes a tour of the facility, an
overview of the program, introductions to LDC staff, and a discussion regarding the
expectations & goal of the program.
Submit an Online Application for Admissions to Chaffey College at www.chaffey.edu.
Provide a copy of your psychological/psycho-educational or medical evaluation for
Disability Verification that has been completed within the last five years. If possible,
bring this to your pre-intake appointment at the LDC.
Fill out an Application for DPS/LDC Services. This will generally be done at the time of
your pre-intake appointment also.
Complete an Intake Appointment with a DPS Counselor at the Rancho Cucamonga,
Chino or Fontana campus. The Counselor will review your psychological/psychoeducational
or medical evaluation and assist in determining whether or not the program
will be appropriate for you. To schedule an appointment call 909-652-7675.
Interested individuals are invited to call the LDC at (909) 652-7675.
The LDC is located between Archibald & Hellman on 9th Street (around the corner from
the new DMV) – 9375 9th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.