Our Program

Group picture of large group of OLS students at a park for the 2019 student orientation.

85% of our graduates are employed. 
30% enjoy upward career mobility.

Skills for Work. Skills for Life.

Earn your associate degree in Occupational and Life Skills in a demanding, yet supporting program for
neurodiverse adults with learning disabilities. Our goal is for you to gain competitive work skills and lead a fulfilled life after graduation.

Over the course of four years, you will:

  • Get ready for the workforce
  • Create your own career path
  • Improve your communication and social skills
  • Complete a 200-hour internship

The OLS Journey

Graphic representation of the OLS student Journey. Students begin by learning self-awareness, then learning learning self-advocacy, and students graduate as self-determined individuals.

Explore your strengths, needs, and supports

Determine what you need to be
successful and ask for it

Choose your unique career and life path, understand your choices, and make decisions


Program Fast Facts

  • 15 students per class average for more personalized instruction
  • 8 credits per quarter (90 credits total)
  • 10-14 class hours per week
  • Morning and afternoon courses available
  • Community activities integrated in most courses
  • No classes in the summer quarter

Join us at an upcoming Information Session to get a more in-depth look into our program with OLS students and staff. Our application requirements are listed on our Admissions page.

Last Updated October 27, 2020