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Occupational Skills Overview

Occupational Skills

Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Occupational Skills for People with Disabilities program is currently under review for program enhancement.  Pending a final review of these enhancements by the RCTC administration, a determination concerning the future status of the program is forthcoming no later than May 15, 2015.

All prospective students interested in the Occupational Skills are encouraged to contact advisor Anna Hanson at anna.hanson@rctc.edu or the program leader Vicky Keller-Schleeter at Vicky.Keller-Schleeter@rctc.edu .

Thank you,
Leslie R. McClellon

This program provides individuals with mild to moderate disabilities the vocational training necessary to obtain and maintain competitive entry level employment.  The target population is individuals outside of a sheltered work environment who are unable to succeed in traditional coursework.

Mission Statement

The Occupational Skills Program provides quality learning opportunities for students with mild-moderate disabilities to become self-directed, employable contributing community members.


The Occupational Skills program consists of coursework in job seeking and interviewing, independent living skills, and interpersonal communication.  Internships also provide the student an opportunity to enhance vocational skills developed in occupational training.

Program/Degree Options

Diploma Option

    The Occupational Skills diploma option is a nine-month program consisting of 31 credits.

Certificate Option

    The Occupational Skills certificate option is a nine-month program consisting of 19 credits.

Program Start Date(s)

Occupational Skills is designed to be completed on a full-time basis as students will develop skills as a cohort group.  The courses are designed to be taught consecutively to build on skill sets. 

Career Opportunities/Information

Upon completion of the Occupational Skills program, students will be prepared for jobs in numerous entry level service professions. 

Gainful Employment Programs

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

The most current RCTC gainful employment information can be found at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Additional Information

Program Website: http://www.rctc.edu/program/osp
Program Plan: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RCTCOSP
More Information: http://www.rctc.edu/contact

Last Updated: October 7, 2014

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