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Online Course: Supported Employment Web-Based Certificate Series
APSE and VCU-RRTC are partnering to offer APSE members a $25 discount on the regular registration fee for the Supported Employment Online Certificate Series. Instead of the regular registration fee of $325, APSE members pay $300. Of this $300, $50 will go to APSE to support its mission of training tomorrow's employment leaders. Please note that if you drop the course, this $50 is not refundable. You must be a current APSE member with a valid APSE membership number to receive this discount. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Katherine Inge at email@example.com.
Sessions will include information on these important employment strategies:
Learning Objectives: After taking this certificate series, participants will be able to:
ALL instruction is web based. The lectures are in audio format and you MUST have the system requirements listed below to benefit from the series. The series will consist of six sessions. All participants will be assigned to discussion groups. These groups will be asked to correspond with each other to discuss the session assignments. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to post comments on the course bulletin boards and ask questions of nationally known experts in supported employment. Each participant will receive a manual on supported employment.
Session 1: Federal Policy and Historical Perspective
Session 2: Customer Profile and Employment Selection
Session 3: Organizational Marketing and Job Development
Session 4: Job-Site Training
Session 5: Long-Term Support
Session 6: Funding
Sample Course Lectures:
Course Structure: The course consists of six lessons, each of which lasts two weeks, giving participants ample time to complete the assignments. A new lesson is made available every other Monday morning by 9:00 a.m. ET. The course web site is always available, and you may log into the course at any time in order to view content, listen to the lectures, and complete the assignments. Each lesson will require 6 - 8 hours of staff time to complete. Please note that our online offerings are intensive, and we do not recommend taking more than one of these courses concurrently.
Course Credit: Participants can earn 3.5 CEUs or 35 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to all participants who complete all course assignments.
ACRE Certification: Individuals who complete all of the requirements for VCU's online course in supported employment will be eligible to receive a National Certificate in Employment Services. The Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) awards nationally recognized Certificates of Achievement to providers of employment services to people with disabilities. This Certificate documents that the provider has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 40 hours of training or professional development provided by an ACRE-approved training resource. Virginia Commonwealth University is a member of ACRE, and the Supported Employment Online Certificate Series is an approved training program.
System Requirements: Your computer must have a sound card, speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and RealPlayer or RealAlternative (free software). Each participant must have his or her own e-mail address and Internet access. VCU-RRTC staff are available to provide technical assistance on how to use the Internet for distance education. Transcripts are posted for all online audio lectures.
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