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Basic Skills for Life & Success

About this course

Series of non-credit classes for students with disabilities.  Contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for more information.

Basic English for Life & Career Success: Introduction and practice in reading and writing skills for life/career success: Vocabulary development; reading documents in community life and the workplace; basic writing for the community, life, and employment purposes; and Internet and library use.

Basic Math for Life & Career Success: Basic Mathematics for daily use in community, home and work: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with and without a calculator; banking and credit cards; wages and benefit statements; budget planning.

Career Awareness: Introduction of career and job awareness and readiness for students with a disability: Focus on career and job related interests, aptitudes, and personality characteristics; addresses impact of disability on job related tasks and how to work around or accommodate such issues; discussion on disability related community agencies, disability benefits versus employment salaries.

Computer Access Projects. Introduction to assistive software: Use of screen reading, image enlargement, speech recognition, scan/read or other software appropriate to the student’s disability; application of assistive software to complete assignments for mainstream courses. Open-entry/open-exit.

Course location

12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-4911


12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-4911

Course cost: Free

How do I register?
For new and returning students, please contact the Transition Liaison/ Project Manager at The Merritt College Transition Liaison will provide guidance to students completing the online admissions application, completing the online financial aid application (FAFSA / CA Dream Act), and help schedule a meeting with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP).