Course Outline

Functional Career and Life Skills Course Outline


Course Description:  Functional Career and Life Skills is a course that is focused on providing students in the POSSibilities Plus program with more advanced knowledge of the functional skills necessary for the transition from high beyond 21 year of age to independent living. The topics covered in the course are basic life concepts including but not limited to health and safety, maintaining a living environment, attending to personal needs, communication, relationships, social skills and community awareness. The lessons will be taught within the classroom and then students will practice what they have learned in the classroom out in the community within their job sites.


Course Goals:   Students will

  • Develop strategies to reinforce positive attitudes and productive behaviors that impact critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in classroom, SLE placement, community, and family settings.           

 Demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills when participating in Community Based Instruction (CBI) & Structured Learning Experience (SLE).