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Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Here is a new resource available to students and Academic Advisors through CSCC's Disability Services webpage. It is a list of fields where individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have experienced success. In addition, we have matched these fields with programs of study offered here at Columbus State.
This tool has been developed to assist in the decision making process when deaf/hard-of-hearing
students are determining their program of study. It is not meant to limit choices;
but to present options that may have not been considered. It may help to address some
perceived obstacles or barriers, and how they have been overcome by others. And, finally,
it can show how CSCC programs fit into preparation for specific career paths.
If you would like additional information or some examples of the success stories, please contact Marie Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the career options noted below indicates where further education is necessary. In addition, there are other options under the Arts and Sciences Division of CSCC.
|Plans of Study offered at CSCC||Possible Career Options|
|Accounting, Finance||Accountant, Financial Advisor/Planner, Banking, Internal Auditing, Loan Processor, Loan Officer, Credit Analyst|
|Architecture||Architecture (Commercial or Residential), CAD Drafting Technician|
|Automotive||Mechanic, Ford ASSET, TechLINK, Designer|
|Business Management||Business Manager, Entrepreneurship (Business Owner)|
|Business Office Applications||Office Assistant, Data Entry, Administrative Assistant (Legal, Medical), Bookkeeper, Office Specialist|
|Engineering ~ Civil, Electro-Mechanical||Engineer, Surveyor, Computer Mechanical Electronics, Computer, Aided Drafting, Engineering Assembly, Technician, Manufacturing Maintenance|
|Computer Information||Network Administrator, Software Developer, Web Developer, Database Specialist, Information Security, Programmer|
|Dental Hygiene/Dental Laboratory||Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technician, Dentist with further education|
|Digital Design and Graphics||Desktop Publishing, Digital Design, Media|
|Interactive Media||Video Game Art and Animation, Digital Video and Sound, Advertisement, Graphic Design, Video Production|
|Early Childhood Development||Child Care, Preschool Teacher, Education (K-12), Director of Child Care Center, Nanny, Head Start Teacher|
|Environmental Science, Safety and Health||Science: Biology, Chemistry, Research, Health and Safety for Hazardous Waste, Occupational Health and Safety, Sustainable Building, Waste/Wastewater Tech|
|Fire Science||Fire Fighter, Fire Inspector|
|Health Information Management||Medical Coding|
|Hospitality Management||Chef Apprentice, Dietetic Tech, Food Service/Restaurant Mgmt, Travel/Tourism/Hotel Mgmt, Baking, Dietary Manager|
|Human Resources Management||HR Specialist|
|American Sign Language Education||ASL Teacher|
|Landscape Design/Build||Landscaper, Designer|
|Marketing||Direct Marketing, Retail Management, Advertisement|
|Massage Therapy||Therapist, Private Practice, Spa|
|Medical Assisting||Patient Care Assistant, Doctor with further education|
|Medical Laboratory, Surgical Tech||Research, Surgical Prep|
|Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation||Social Work, Counselor, Case Manager Community/Habilitation Assistant, Community Living Specialist, Advocate Specialist, Drug & Alcohol Counselor|
|Multi-Competency Health||Basic Electrocardiography, Health Care Manager, Histology, Phlebotomy, Radiology, Physical Therapist, Emergency Medical Technician|
|Nurse Aide Training||Nurse Aide, Patient Care Assistant, Pranic Healing|
|Paralegal Studies||Paralegal Assistant, Research|
|Radiography||Limited Radiography Certificate|
|Real Estate||Sales, Inspection, Appraisal|
|Respiratory Care||Registered Respiratory Therapist, Sleep Study Certificate|
|Sport and Exercise Studies||Personal Trainer, Physical Ed. Teacher with further education, Sport Management, Exercise Specialist|
|Veterinary Technology||Veterinary Technician, Research|
|OTAP, YAATC||Welding, Apprenticeship|
For examples of success stories and/or more information, please contact Marie Potts at email@example.com.
DisabilityScholarships.us provides information on a wide range of scholarships for college students with disabilities. It also consists of advice and guidelines when searching and applying for scholarships. http://www.disabilityscholarships.us/
Please check out CSCC’s financial aid scholarship link,, for scholarship opportunities and other funding resources.
National Organization on Disabilities is a private non-profit organization that promoting new employment practices; demonstrating models of service delivery; conducting research on disability issues; and consulting services to public agencies and employers for hiring people with disabilities in the workforce. www.NOD.org
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues, including disability disclosure during the job interview. http://askjan.org/
The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center is an ambulatory health care facility and a member of the Veterans Healthcare System of Ohio, that provides veterans a continuum of accessible, cost effective high quality care. http://www.columbus.va.gov/