Technology, Business, and Personal Services
At the core of Albany Technical College is business and the service industry. From Business Logistics Management and Cosmetology to Telecommunications, Albany Tech works to produce the most qualified workers in a wide variety of technology, business, and personal service fields.
The Business Office Assistant Technical Certifcate of Credit is designed to provide inclusive higher education experiences that supports positive employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities in preparation for a career in any business office. Graduates with this certificate are prepared to perform a variety of duties in any office clerical occupation that requires knowledge of office systems and procedures. Along with taking credit classes, the participants will be required to participate in human resource development workshops, social community integration, job shadowing and internships.
This certificate is a vital component of the - Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP) for Inclusive Learning. This is a program of study for unique learners who are highly motivated young adults who have a developmental or intellectual disability. “Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by signi cant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills” (**AAIDD)
Acceptance into L.E.A.P. is a competitive application process. Successful applicants will have typically received extensive special education services in their secondary schools, graduating with a special education diploma, certificate of attendance or alternative diploma or been awarded their diploma via HB 91 and would be denied access to a traditional college degree program. Contact Regina Watts, Special Needs/Disability Services Coordinator at (229) 430-2854 for additional information.