Independent Living

Program Description

  • Prepare for the transition to living independently after graduation
  • Learn career exploration and development, setting personal and professional goals, money management, nutritional aspects of meal planning and food safety, agricultural science, laundry skills, youth organization involvement (FFA), interpersonal skill development, problem-solving skill sand self-advocacy skills.
  • Use assistive technologies (ReadingPen, iPad®, computer, and GoPro® Cam) to enhance learning
  • Practice visual, hands-on and project based learning
  • Explore differentiated learning opportunities to optimize student success
  • Learn employability skills training
  • Practice Character Education development
  • Participate in community service/service learning
  • Benefit from portfolio assessment

Course Topics

  • Power Tools and Equipment
  • Career Exploration & Development
  • Nutrition-Meal Planning – Kitchen Operations
  • Interpersonal/Intrapersonal Skills
  • Agriculture Science and Plant Science
  • Industrial Credentials
  • Money Management

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction & Education Research – *Sentinel only)
  • OSHA (10 hours)
  • ServSafe®
  • First Aid/CPR

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • Food Industry
  • Lawn Care/Landscaping Industry
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Owner Operator
  • Manager/Supervisor

Program Instructors

Linda Daniel
Vanguard Tech Center
Brian Zender
Sentinel CTC