Adapted Physical Education
Adapted Physical Education is specifically designed for students with physical
and psychological disabilities in order to improve flexibility, increase
range of motion, improve circulation and improve physical fitness. Classes
number of water and gym activities.
This program is offered on campus for the high school special education class
graduate or equivalent who may require additional specialized instruction
or training for appropriate entry-level employment. Practical job preparation
and independent living skills are emphasized in a series of classes designed
for individualized progress.
High Tech Center
The Gavilan College High Tech Center was established in 1997 to provide students
with verified disabilities access to computers and computer training through
state-of-the-art assistive computer technology. With the latest
in technological equipment and software, any student, who has a desire and
is willing to spend some time, can learn something new or fine tune what
they already know.
Learning Skills Evaluation
The Gavilan College Learning Skills Program has appointments available in
the Learning Skills Evaluation course. If you know of any students who might
have a learning disability, please refer them to one of our LD specialists
in the DRC. The evaluation will give the student information on his or
her individual cognitive / perceptual and academic strengths and weaknesses,
as well as determining whether or not the student is eligible to receive services
from our program.
Learning Skills Program
Specialized instruction is available to any student needing
special help. Specialized instruction is handled on a one-to-one basis or with small group instruction
in the Learning Center located in the Library building.
Vocational Training Program for Adults
with Intellectual Disabilities
This program is designed to provide training in social development and vocational
skills through various activities. Students progress through classes at their
individual rates of achievement. In addition to vocational goals, the program
seeks to promote in each student self-reliance in the activities of daily
living so that he or she may assume a more independent role in or out of
the parental home. Classes are offered at the HOPE Services facility
in Gilroy and Hollister in conjunction with a work activity program.
WorkAbility III Program - Job Placement Center
This program provides job readiness and job placement for students eligible
for the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The program responds to the
needs of local employers by matching interests, skills and abilities to specific