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All seats are full for 2018-19 APPD Program Options.

Applications for September 2019 will begin in October 2018 where you are required to register to attend one of our APPD Information/Intake Sessions listed here below.

Date Day Time Location Campus  
October 15, 2018 Monday 1:00pm-3:00pm Room 1030 Langley Register
October 17, 2018 Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am Melville Centre Side A Richmond Register
October 25, 2018 Thursday 9:30am-11:30am Conference Centre A+B Surrey Register
February 19, 2019 Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm Melville Centre Side B Richmond Register
February 20, 2019 Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am Conference Centre A+B Surrey Register
February 20, 2019 Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm Room 1030 Langley Register

See either the Work Exploration or Job Preparation Options web page for eligibility and more program details.


The Access Programs for People with Disabilities teach the essential skills to become successful students, capable employees and valuable members of the community.

KPU's Access Programs for people with Disabilities Department

Program Goals

Access Programs for People with Disabilities Department (APPD) offers two ten-month programs for adults with a permanent disability or a combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success. These programs prepare students for employment, volunteer work or further education.

Program Options

  1. Work Exploration Option Students will explore work and continuous learning opportunities.  They will increase independence in campus, community and work settings.  Students will also develop essential skills through participation in a combination of employment-oriented classroom instruction and monitored work experience.
  2. Job Preparation Option  Students will investigate and prepare for future work and academic opportunities.  They will identify options for involvement in campus, community and work settings.  Students will build essential skills through a combination of employment-oriented classroom instruction and monitored work experience.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a BC secondary school or the equivalent (or meet KPU's mature student status 19+)
  • Permanent disability or combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success
  • Ability to navigate community and campus safely and independently
  • Evidence of previous successful independent work experience
  • Satisfactory assessment of English proficiency
  • Interview with APPD faculty

Program-specific details are outlined in the program option sections listed above and visit the KPU calendar through this link.

 

APPD students

Employment Potential

APPD program options are designed to develop work-related skills, increase self-awareness and increase self esteem. With instruction and training, students work toward realizing their employment and personal potential.

Certification

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who have successfully completed an APPD option.

For more information,contact Bryn Poirier at appd@kpu.ca or by calling 604.599.3095.