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Catalog 2019-20


Autism Education Skills AGS Degree

The Autism Education curriculum provides a foundation in educating individuals with autism.  It is designed for exposure to the key elements of educating individuals with autism, including providing supervised field experiences. 

Any student wishing to pursue an associate degree can apply all 19 credits from the Autism Education Skills Certificate toward an Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree. Depending on the desired career path, discuss other options for an associate degree with an academic advisor.

Prior to the start of Autism Field Experience in SPE ECE students must present to their instructor the following:

  • Michigan Department of Human Services Central Registry Clearance. The Michigan’s Central Registry is a list of people who committed child abuse or neglect; as defined by The Child Protection Law.
  • Michigan background check based upon requirements from the State of Michigan for Child Care Licensing. Schoolcraft College will complete the I-CHAT background check for each student.
  • A current (within one year of their first day of their field experience) TB test with negative results.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution's requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection. 

Schoolcraft program code # AGS.00042
Download the Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

  • Science - Select General Education Science course** - Credits: 4
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course** - Credits: 3
  • Humanities - Select General Education Humanities course** - Credits: 1
  • Electives - Select courses supportive of occupational and academic goals - Credits: 7

Total Credits: 15

Second Year - Winter Semester

  • Science - Select General Education Science course**  - Credits: 3
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course** - Credits: 3
  • Electives - Select courses supportive of occupational and academic goals - Credits: 8

Total Credits: 14

Program Total: 60 Credits

*Students in the Early Childhood and Special Education programs must adhere to the code of ethics of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children along with the Early Childhood and Special Education Department policies.

**Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.

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